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Design and Garden Landscapes
Design and Garden Landscapes Ltd have become a one-stop creative hothouse for landscape Garden design and construction. We spend time with clients working out what their wants and needs are for their garden space. We then sit down with pen in hand and bring those thoughts to life, through practical and creative garden design solutions. It is this focus on design first which keeps us ahead of the rest when it comes to creating truly inspirational landscape design and gardens.


We keep all landscape and garden design work in-house so that once the garden has been designed for a client we can put it together with no separation between the design and construction phases. This ensures a quality that out-sourcing cannot match. This approach to landscape design and construction has been recognised time and again and since 2002 Dunedin based Design and Garden Landscapes Ltd has won awards for landscape design and construction in the bi-annual Landscaping New Zealand Awards programme (formerly LIANZ: The Landscape Industries Association of NZ). Landscaping New Zealand is a national organisation set up to promote excellence in the landscape industry, with members throughout New Zealand.

Landscaping New Zealand members are involved in different areas of the landscape industry, from landscape design, construction and horticulture to contract management and landscape maintenance. All Accredited Members have had their work critiqued by a membership committee and all clients have an assurance that the members they are using are totally focused on quality and providing the best service for them.

Design and Garden Landscapes Ltd have been involved in the Awards programme since 2002, and each time have picked up Awards in garden design and construction

In 2014 Received the LANDSCAPING NZ UNITECH LANDSCAPE OF THE YEAR for the Thom garden where we also received the Premiere Award for THE RESENE BEST RESIDENTIAL PROJECT, along with Gold and Silver awards for design and silver awards for construction.

In 2010 we also received the 2010 LANDSCAPING NZ HORIZON INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE OF THE YEAR AWARD for the KUNAC GARDEN and were awarded the Premiere Award BEST USE OF NZ NATIVE PLANTS for the KUNAC GARDEN, for the second year in a row following the HOTERE PUBLIC GARDEN at PORT CHALMERS in Dunedin.

Having been in business for over 20 years, Design and Garden Landscapes Ltd have built our business up to cover a wide range of skills and our staff are highly skilled tradesmen that are the backbone to our business, from the design board concepts to planting design, and then onto the on site construction, we will work with you to provide a complete landscape service that we pride ourselves in. Design and Garden Landscapes’ award winning philosophy is not simply about constructing purely functional, or purely aesthetic spaces, it is about creating the right space.Award-winning-landscapes5-1024x240 copy 2

Keep in mind when thinking about renovating your Garden/Landscape that this will be an investment in your living and could be a once in a life time experience creating outdoor space for you and future generations to enjoy for years to come. Always remember that you do and will always get what you pay for. It can be easy to be blinded by the “special deal” or “free extras” but Landscaping is not the type of renovating that you should cut corners on. Sometimes it makes sense to pay 3% of your budget for a quality well thought out plan crafted by Landscape Architects and experienced designers. Quality professional landscaping could increase your property value by up to 20% and also consider the added value it brings to your everyday lifestyle. When considering landscaping companies you should ask yourself, am I looking for the cheap, no features, basic landscape or am I looking for a quality all round design and build at a fair price then you have come to the right place.
  • A company with 20+ years experience in design and building award winning gardens.
  • A fun and enthusiastic team of staff.
  • Creative fresh ideas.
  • A whole team dedicated to providing you with the best landscaping from start to finish.
  • Professional landscapers producing a quality finish.
  • Your vision to be superseded.



“We would all just like to congratulate you and the team on your awards that you received at the recent New Zealand Landscape Awards. Of course they were only confirming what we already knew, you guys “are the best”, who listen and create exactly what the client wants with amazing results. We are so thrilled with all the work you have done for us and to hear that our garden won an award is just awesome. Please pass our congratulations onto the rest of the guys, only the best can create the best.”Cheers Deidre, Graham, Devon, Tyler and Kara Helm.

Logo for Landscaping Award