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Our customers have good things to say about our landscaping projects.
Jennifer O’Hara

I recently listed my house for sale, and asked Kate from Zones to put together a plan to tidy up the front garden and driveway area to achieve maximum impact in a short period of time. Kate did a brilliant job - she has such a good eye and just knows what you should bother doing versus not. Everything Kate suggested looked fantastic, from the driveway and electric gate to the garden beds, ready lawn and planting plan. And to top it all off, Kate is lovely to deal with. Her quiet calm demeanor makes her so easy to deal with. I could not recommend her highly enough. 

Mary Grogan

We asked Kate to do a landscape plan for a large almost unusable back yard with a fairly tight budget. We wanted a deck built, a play area created for the children and some additional privacy. Kate was very responsive to all questions, very upfront about costs, managed all contractors and oversaw the lot. The result has been great; in summer the kids play mainly outdoors and our backyard is very popular with the neighbourhood children! Great added value- thanks Kate. 

Hemant Dhankani

Very happy with our experience and results we got on our landscaping project (Readylawn, fence gate, hedges) with Zones landscaping - Waitakere. It was so easy to discuss, ideas, concerns with Matt - he is a great listener and he made sure we were satisfied at each step of the process. Timelines and estimates were fully met and we were kept fully updated. Thank you Matt & Zones for a great job. We will definitely use Zones again for our future projects and confidently recommend them.

Sally Blockley

The minute Nichola walked into my driveway I knew we were going to get on perfectly. We both share such a love for gardens and projects. Nichola's ideas are well thought out from the shape/design and the plants...I love that she thinks outside the square; that for me was awesome as I like to be different and stand out from the run of the mill. We are still working on a number of projects with completion due to be around November this year. I am excited about the last projects we have and have full trust in Nichola that everything is going to turn out fabulous! 

Sarah Davis Holroyd

We used Kate Ryan from Zones Landscaping when she was first starting out and she did a fantastic job. Her communication and management skills are excellent - she took the worry off our hands and delivered a fantastic result, on budget and on time. She also gave us invaluable advice about which plants would suit our conditions and budget. We highly recommend her.

Mathew Chiaroni

Zones Whangarei pulled out the stops and got a pretty difficult retaining wall job done on budget with tight time frames. Very happy with the end product and the friendly service.

Julia Matthews

Judd and his team are awesome. They understood what we were going for straight away and kept up the discussion the whole way through, which was great. Very flexible meeting the budget, and were able to discuss several options to cut costs, and they just made it work. Would definitely recommend!

Gordon Rosewall

Leah and her team at Zones Waikato have delivered on time and on budget. From the first call to receiving design quotes, making adjustments to fit our budget and then installation of the gate, we have been absolutely delighted. Especially as all this has been conducted online and via phone. If you're in the Waikato and need a landscaping specialist who listens to your needs and whose focus is working within your budget to deliver an aesthetically pleasing result then give Leah at Zones Waikato a call. They have been absolutely brilliant to work with

Karl Lee

Judd was very invested in the design and construction of our deck. He offered a range of ideas to ensure we ended up with what we were imagining. Everyone involved was enthusiastic and passionate about the work and the end product is amazing!

Alan Reader

So far, so good. Matthew listens well and tries hard to understand what we want, when sometimes we don't know ourselves. His research on various options has saved me time and sleep. As a rule I don't give top marks because there's always something that could be done better and the project is still in early stages.

Kay Roby

I am very happy with the work I have had done. Matthew Wilkinson my Zones project manager has been amazing very organised. Matthew has organised all of my landscaping needs, which included pathways and drainage through to mowing, gardening and removing trees! All of the Zones workers I have seen have also been very helpful and good at what they do. I have introduced my sister to Matthew and she is now working with him.

Allan Mitchell

Just a short note thanking you for a job well done. Your prompt response to our request and subsequent follow-ups were impressive. That is the main reason you got the job, but we didn’t have a pool fence contractor we used regularly and were trying to source another good company to join our regular subbies. franchisee [Jason and Anisa Clark]

Pat Lott

I recently had my driveway completed by Jason and wholeheartedly recommend his company, Zones Landscaping Whangarei.  The work was done on schedule and at all times was keep in the loop as to progress.  The result is brilliant and I am one very satisfied customer. [Jason and Anisa Clark]

Lindsay & Kerrie

From design concept to plant selection and final construction, Nichola and Charlie Vague landscaping project provided us with the most satisfying part of our house build.
Their communication, attention to detail and a willingness to adapt and come up with viable solutions to challenges as they arose was a strong part of the process.
They also assembled a portfolio of competent and reliable contractors to assist where required.
We would not hesitate to recommend Nichola and Charlie to anyone contemplating a landscape design project.
[Landscaping specialist: Nichola and Charlie Vague]

Claire & Phil Fuller

Thanks so much to Nigel, Stacey, Jordan and the team from Zones Tauranga, for our beautifully designed and landscaped garden.
It's been a pleasure to work with professionals who've made the entire project from beginning to end appear effortless. 



Thanks so much for completing the landscaping the garden looks fantastic, very happy with everything. And with time the plants will grow and look even better. I appreciate you [Nigel] coming back in a few weeks just to check on growth etc. 
Thanks again for everything. Its been a pleasure working with you and I've had lots of compliments!

Morven McAuley

Just home. Garden looks just AMAZING!!! Alistair and his team are legends. They've even filled the side garden and mulched it. I owe those boys some beers. They've left now but please do let them know how much I love it. They nailed the Buddha and the rock location. Just stoked. LOVE my gorgeous garden. Will buy sprinklers over the weekend so please let me know what type and watering instructions. Thanks so much for your work on this project Kate. A long process but I'm just delighted. Looking forward to some grass too!

Nicky Toresen

I have been fortunate to have Nichola Vague as our landscape designer, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.  At our country home, we have an ambitious staged development plan that includes a large subtropical natural pool area, tennis court and house extension all with landscaping.  Nichola supported us superbly throughout the entire planning and briefing process.  Nichola immediately understood what we wanted, then helped us craft briefs to communicate clearly to tradespeople.  She developed a detailed masterplan, which provided the central blueprint which the entire team depended upon daily, including the pool builder and drainage/earthworks teams through to the electrician and concrete layers. Nichola’s expertise includes design flare initiating unique elements and ideas, while also providing practical leadership to ensure the team understands the brief and quality required.  All this, plus she is a pleasure to work with, flexible and reliable in every way.

Nadia and Anders

We are so pleased with the landscape design that Nichola has done for our new home.  Her knowledge of plants and materials is excellent and she incorporated a lot of great ideas and suggestions for our space.  We cannot wait to see the finished project and we would highly recommend her services.

Barry and Deborah

At the end of 2017 we moved into our new home in Westmere, Auckland after a year long building project. We worked with Zones and Nichola right from the start as we realised the varied outdoor spaces were integral to the enjoyment of the property.
Nichola is an experienced and talented landscape architect and was able to provide us with inspirational ideas and designs. She worked with us as the spaces unfolded during the build. She attacked the inevitable changes of direction with enthusiasm and practicality. In the recent warm weather we’ve enjoyed the different outdoor spaces, walkways, paths, lush planting and water feature.
Thanks to Nichola, the garden already feels established and will only get better as time goes by.

Andrew Skinner

The team delivered prompt, efficient service with good communication.

Yu (Jennifer) Wang

The team did a very awesome job, we are very pleased. Very good communication.

Adith Almeida

Shane, who we have been dealing with, is fantastic and an asset to Zones. My partner and I work in the service industry, and his promptness and willingness to help have been superb and in sharp contrast to how many other companies operate where they don't seem to care.

Chris Neilson

The team did a great job and ahead of the indicated time.

Natalie Bryan

Steve is great to deal with.

Carly Flynn

So far so good. Matt has been very easy to deal with and nothing is a problem.

Jo Harding

We found Boyd and the team friendly, efficient and professional. No job was too big or too small. It was a pleasure working with them.

Leza Fox

Joel's service is always excellent.

Anne Southen

Tracey and Glen Barker have been great to work with. We haven’t completed the project yet but they have bent over backwards to accomodate our needs.

Juanita Copeland

Joel was amazing. He just did some pruning and maintenance on our hedges but his communication was brilliant, advice was flawless and he went above and beyond to sort out a diseased hedge.

Georgina Hallinan

Project number 3 with Zones is starting next week. Joel is still a legend!

Barry Eldridge

Our experience so far is great. Efficient & professional team all round.

Julie Starnes

Stu & Debbie were very easy to work with and delivered excellent results. 

Gary Woodhouse

Excellent work, Glen & Tracey, communication was great!

Jeanette Coughlan

An excellent job done quickly and efficiently by Jacob.

Linda Wood

I was impressed with the quick response from Steve and how quickly the job was done with very little inconvenience to the team here.

Melanie Reid

Even though we are only at the early stages of this process, we have been really impressed with our service so far with Zones in Tauranga.

Gary Woodhouse

Service has been exceptional to date.

Jim Simons

 I found the company very customer-focused and Nathan, part of Steve's team, was very knowledgeable in his work. They were very tidy.

Georgina Hallinan

Joel is a great communicator who made anything possible.

Damien Henaghan

I had the pleasure of working with Boyd and the team with our property in Milford. Absolute professionals from start all the way to completion. Highly recommended. Good trades people.

Christine Milliner

Stu and his team are great. They have listened to our crazy needs and adapted and compromised with us to achieve what will be, at the end of the landscape, a perfect garden. We have already recommended Stu to a friend of ours.

Chris Powlesland

Good communication throughout the project. Good price and excellent work.

Anne Southen

Tracey and Glen have been amazing. We're still at the planning stage and gulping with the cost but it is bringing us to reality and what's important.

Denis Ryan

Joel was very good at communicating and keeping us informed about the project. He had an excellent manner when dealing with clients. Joel and the team he had did a job that I was happy with and would recommend them to anyone.

Mandy Sinclair

Debbie was so easy to talk with and I felt at ease with her from the start. She listened to my brief and along with the designer nailed what i was looking for.

John and Sandie MacCleod

We are very pleased with the lawn, it is coming along nicely. Thank you for your work for us, we will certainly consider you for any jobs.

Debbie Coates

Attentive and professional - Judd and Naomi are a pleasure to deal with. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them on our landscaping project.

Punnoose Jacob

High quality service from the team

Teresa Shek

The person who is dealing with me is a very nice lady. Every time I send her an email she replies promptly and answers my questions clearly. Also, she always asks for my opinion and she is very friendly.

Steve Jobson

Friendly people and a competitive price. 

Kirsty Harding

Although the project has only started 2 days ago, I am very happy with the team. They are working extremely hard and fast in all weather. They are very nice to talk to and communication is great. I hope this standard of work continues (which I'm sure it will). 

Kevin Jiang

My experience with Stu was so smooth: there was great communication and we were informed throughout the whole process. Will recommend to friends and family with similar needs. 

Alastair Cox

 Very user friendly and very adaptable to suit the way we want to do things and the timeline that suited us. Thanks to Steve Strawbridge. 

Jonathan Li

Very professional. Stu and Debbie understood the client's requirements. Worked closely with the client to work out solutions when facing challenges. Very detailed pricing in the quotes and transparent. Understood what's best for the garden, made good recommendations to the client when needed.

Jonathan Day

Very friendly service from Tracey and Glen (and Naomi the designer of course)

Peter Schnell

Stu and Debbie Gill were very friendly people to deal with who listened and were helpful throughout the process. 

Christian Wuerdig

Having a landscape designer come in and talk to you and help you design a plan tailored to your needs is definitely worth the money, and Zones does a very good job at it.

Suzanne sherwin

I liked the way Stu & Debbie Gill worked with our existing structures and plants. 

Amy Grossetta

The team provided a quality, fast and friendly service.

Johan Gloy

Outstanding service, professional advice and dedicated workmanship. Most of all great people to work with.

Jude Wadsworth

Hamish and the team were absolutely brilliant. They turned up when they said they would and were extremely flexible as we changed things around.
Hamish also made suggestions to improve what we had done and was extremely helpful over some issues we had with a soak pit not doing what it should have.
We would gladly bring them back should we need any further work completed for us. I can't thank Hamish and the team enough for what they have done.

Hans and Margie Schulte

It is our great pleasure to write this letter of commendation to Zones Lanscaping Specialists and in particular Mr. Boyd Gillespie.
The company was introduced to us by our home builders Jennian Homes. Being new to New Zealand it was wonderful to have our landscaping done by such specialists. We were given excellent advice and our limited budget was taken into account and adhered to. The extensive decking workmanship proved to be beyond our expectations on our budget. The decking pathway design to our front door sets our home apart from the other houses in our neighbourhood. Our garden is neat and virtually maintenance free - exactly what our mandate called for.
Should you have any landscaping retaining or decking requirements we assure you it will be handled in the most professional and exceptionally friendly way -  we highly recommend Boyd Gillespie.

Petra, Gordana and Dragan

I would like to share my appreciation to Naomi, Matt and Boyd Gillespie of the Zones Landscaping Specialists for the work they have done on our outdoor space in Birkenhead, North Shore.
Everything from the idea, through the design and executions went very smoothly and in the record time.
They were very nice to work with, approachable, punctual and very professional. The final result was great. They left us with exceptional outdoor space that we will enjoy for many years.
We have high regards for their expertise and work ethic and would like to recommend them to everyone.
Landscaping Specialist: Matt and Boyd Gillespie

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