Lucy Lawless is about to add some serious green space to her Auckland, New Zealand, estate.

The 43-year-old "Spartacus" and former "Xena: Warrior Princess" star is converting half of her current property into a 17,000-square-foot eco-friendly garden. Landscaping experts who have reviewed the plans estimate that the final cost will be in the hundred of thousands of dollars.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the new space will include “a large raised stone vegetable garden, poultry house, rainwater tank, rolling lawns, a glass conservatory and courtyards.”

In an interview last year with Good magazine, Lawless urged readers to follow her example. "Plant something! Anywhere you can, plant something! I am digging up my tennis court and putting in native trees to encourage the native birds to come in," she said. "We have bees which I highly recommend. Makes the garden go off."
"I know we don't all have tennis courts to dig up, but we can all plant a window box or a tree," she added. "Just consider the kind of light and drainage and the mature size of the tree. Make sure you can live with it in the long term."

Lawless' garden plans are currently under review by the city council.

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Lucy Lawless plans massive garden
Star of 'Xena: Warrior Princess' and 'Spartacus' is transforming her New Zealand property into a garden of Eden. The space will include “a large raised stone