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Jordan Frizzell wins Young Landscaper of the Year Award 2017

Our Managing Director Jordan Frizzell was awarded the 2017 Landscaping NZ Prebble Seeds “Young Landscaper of the Year” award, presented at the Landscaping New Zealand annual conference held at the The Sudima Hotel on Saturday 27th May. With a lifetime love of gardening, Jordan started his career as a landscaping apprentice at Bridgeford Landscapes while studying with HITO (Horticultural Industry Training Organisation), where he gained Certificates in Horticulture and an Advanced Certificate in Landscape Technology. After 15 years in the landscaping industry, Jordan decided it was time to enter the Young Landscaper of the Year competition and qualified for [...]

Landscaping in Hillside and Coastal Areas of Christchurch

When it comes to garden and landscaping design, Canterbury hillside and coastal properties bring unique opportunities and challenges that need to be thoughtfully addressed in your landscape design. Christchurch hillside landscaping has many similarities to Queenstown and Wanaka with alpine conditions, extremes of hot and cold, frost, snow and long dry periods along with opportunities to use local landscape features, natural rock formations, views and the natural topography, not to mention Otago schist. Around Christchurch, hillside and coastal suburbs provide a potentially stunning but also particularly challenging canvas for landscape design, with drought conditions [...]

Annual Heart Kids Day Out Variety Show

We’re delighted to support the Annual Heart Kids Day Out Variety Show which takes place in Christchurch on Saturday. The Show brings clowns, magicians and amazing circus acts to local special needs and disadvantaged children’s community and tours nationwide. Find out more about this great show at kidsdayoutvariety.co.nz or visit the Kids Day Out Variety Show on Facebook.  

ROI – The Return on $1 Spent On A Landscape Design

A well thought out landscape or garden design is an integral part of any architectural plan – and with good reason. When it’s done right, you’ll get a great return on investment (ROI) - an investment in a professional landscape design can pay handsome dividends. Professionally designed and executed landscaping will not only add value to your home, it can beautify your outdoor areas, help to screen off traffic or neighbours, add security for your family and pets and create a stunning outdoor entertaining setting to relax in at the end of a busy day. [...]

Nazareth Community of Care Opening

Last week we were at the official opening of the Nazareth Community of Care retirement village and care complex in Christchurch, located on the 8 hectare site of the former Nazareth House in Brougham St.  We’re proud to have been chosen to landscape this fantastic new complex. Here's some more information: Welcome to the Nazareth Community of Care, a new retirement village and care complex being developed in Christchurch by the Sisters of Nazareth. Situated on 8 hectares of established grounds, the community is located on the site of the [...]

Lemonwood Grove School Planting Day

A new school opens in Christchurch and we help them with the landscaping   Lemonwood Grove School in Rolleston open the doors to their brand new school on January 30th 2017. Ahead of opening day the school held a community planting day onsite. The new school was built by Southbase Construction who joined us on planting day. We dispatched Landscape Architects Danielle and Jordan along with GM John to help out and provide planting advice and expertise. Check out the photos.   Photos: Pam Carmichael We were delighted to participate [...]

Great Ways to Light up Your Landscaping

The evening’s drawing to a close. There’s a stunning sunset, and you’re relaxing in the spa, sipping on your favourite drink. The evening is still warm and you wish you could be staying outside for just that little bit longer… These days, you’ll find that outdoor lighting is no longer an afterthought, it’s an integral part of any landscape and garden plan. Professionally designed and installed, it not only adds functionality and security to your outdoor areas, and value to your home, it can beautify your garden, create a cosy ambience in your outdoor ‘lounge’ or set the mood [...]

5 Great Ideas for Swimming Pool Landscaping & Design 

The sun is out and it’s a stunning day – so what better place to be than the pool deck, relaxing on a comfy lounger or enjoying a poolside barbecue with the family. With the shift to outdoor living, the swimming pool is coming into its own as a central feature of modern landscaping and garden design. Aside from the enjoyment it will provide for you and your family in the years to come, a professionally designed and landscaped pool is one of the best ways to add value to your home. How to [...]

Fencing your Garden or Property? 6 Things to Think About

HAVE YOUR PURPOSE CLEAR IN MIND If you’re fencing for security, you’ll need a tall, sturdy lockable gate, with no footholds. If you’re fencing to keep in the dogs and your dogs are diggers, you might need to bury the base underground by at least 15 centimetres. If you’re fencing to screen off the deck or patio where people will be seated, a lower fence or privacy screen might be all that is needed. CONSIDER YOUR CLIMATE And choose suitable fencing materials. With quality materials and professional construction, your new fence should stand up [...]

Top Landscape Design Trends of 2016

While some feature of landscape and garden design remain a perennial part of the landscape, it’s always interesting to see how popular trends in landscape design develop from year to year. As our expectations of outdoor living become more sophisticated, landscape designers and architects are seeing a renewed interest in luxury landscaping, ranging from lux lighting to fully customised outdoor ‘living’ spaces.   6 Ways to stay on trend for your garden design or makeover Fully Customised Outdoor Living Spaces Landscapes are rapidly becoming an extension of our homes and personalities, complete with furniture [...]