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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.
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Lindsay & Kerrie

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. 


Claire & Phil Fuller

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!


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!

Morven McAuley

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.

Nicky Toresen

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.

Nadia and Anders

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.

Barry and Deborah

The team delivered prompt, efficient service with good communication.

Andrew Skinner