A backyard makeover for a wedding

Most landscaping projects tend to serve a specific purpose, like transforming an unused space into something more functional. But when Andrew and Zelda Tucker asked Zones for help to transform their Hamilton backyard, it was for something much more special.

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Zoning in on a long landscape

With a somewhat ill-defined brief that included low maintenance planting, a feng shui influence, and increased privacy, a landscaping project in one of Auckland’s popular eastern suburbs promised plenty of challenges for Zones landscaping specialists Debbie and Stuart Gill.

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Making the most of small outdoor living spaces - a backyard transformation in Panmure

When Zones franchisee Kate Ryan commenced the back yard make-over of a Panmure home, she was given a head start by her clients: They knew how they wanted the space to look when finished and they supplied her with a landscape plan and layout.

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Low on maintenance, high on style

Andrew and Julia Ward wanted their Pukekohe home outdoor area to be low-maintenance, stylish, functional, and perfect for entertaining. Zones specialist Debbie Gill designed a space that is every homeowner’s dream. 

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Multi-leveled garden transformation

Zones specialists Matt and Boyd Gillespie took on this landscaping challenge and transformed a steep unusable backyard into a beautiful, multi-leveled and adaptable garden. 

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Functional design for outdoor entertaining

Steep slopes are always a hard workaround when it comes to landscaping and this was certainly the case for a property in the North Shore suburb of Beach Haven.

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Stage 2: Council approval process for a low maintenance landscape design in Wellington

The last time we visited the couple in Wellington, they were designing and planning their low-maintenance garden of their dreams. Now we look at the approval process of achieving council consent for the go ahead.

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Garden design for outdoor living

Take an under-utilised, recently developed section and turn it into a lush green oasis. Now there’s a challenge.

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Stage 1: Concept designs and getting council approval in Wellington

We follow a family oriented couple in Wellington as they go through the process of designing and installing their low maintenance landscape design; starting with the initial stages of planning and getting Council approval.

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Suburban Zen garden transformation

What happens when you get a landscape designer and a landscape architect to design a special destination garden in your own backyard? A calming Zen garden which borrows features from traditional and modern Japanese gardens.

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Asian inspired garden

When Fiona Milde was inspired to have a little ‘Zen’ influence throughout her interior, little did she imagine the full impact of having the same duplicated in the exterior design.

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Summer sanctuary

A series of levels, seemingly problematic, have become an amazing platform for a three-tiered landscape that now graces the property of Mount Eden. The slope that once was a force of nature is now developed and has given clients Geoff and Rose lots of different options to entertain their friends on all levels. 

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Escape from reality

Whangaparaoa Peninsula hosts some of the most amazing coastal views around – and Tindalls Bay is no exception. In the past 10 years since John and Jenny Dunn have lived there, they have battled with the luring effect of their coastal outlook, only to be driven back inside once the wind picked up.

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Transformation of a steep backyard into an inviting outdoor living space

Due to the creative landscaping works of Matt McIsaac, Designer Jules Moore and their team from Landscape Designer Ltd, owner Jacqui now has a garden she can be proud of. It’s a garden that abounds with design and detailing. The whole experience leaves you wanting more.

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A welcoming retreat

With a Zen influence and a resort style subtropical pallet, this crossover planting and design style is adding a new dimension to landscaping small and angled sections. A Japanese styled contemplation area and subtropical styled garden were the inspiration for Tony Ingrams surprise for his wife Robyn’s 50th birthday.

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The edible garden

Forget the old image of raised vege boxes carelessly scattered in the back yard. Imagine an elegant contemporary planted space that included layers of planting, using standard trees for structure and clipped hedges beneath. Imagine coloured foliage adding interest when there are no flowers, and the added bonus of promised bounty. 

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