Queenstown and Wanaka Landscape Designers

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As hot spots for outdoor activities in winter and summer alike, Queenstown and Wanaka are attracting more and more homeowners with plans to renovate and landscape their properties. Whether you live here already, are looking to relocate or buy a holiday home, the specialists at Zones Landscaping can create the garden that’s right for you.

Shane Woonton and his wife Lian head the Zones team in Queenstown and Wanaka, with a wealth of experience in landscaping, architecture and outdoor brand management. From decks and outdoor rooms through to swimming pools and retaining walls, Shane, Lian and their team have the know how and experience to deliver your landscaping project safely, on time and within budget.

Originally from Australia, Shane is a qualified architect with a love of the great outdoors. He has completed many backcountry hikes and ski trips in New Zealand, Australia, Nepal, Europe and North America, and put his MBA to good use delivering premium product and customer experiences in the outdoor apparel and equipment industry.

Following stints at Mountain Hardwear, Columbia Sportswear, Black Diamond Equipment, and Kathmandu as well as over 5 years leading global sales operations for iconic brand Icebreaker, it was time to embark on a new adventure. Shane is a craftsman at heart, having operated a furniture business making premium outdoor furniture and building acoustic guitars in his spare time. To get closer to what really matters, the family decided to move to Wanaka and join professional landscaping specialists Zones.

A nation-wide franchise, Zones has completed hundreds of landscaping projects in New Zealand. This industry experience and support coupled with the passion and dedication of the local Queenstown and Wanaka Zones branch, puts Zones at the forefront of its field. With his extensive business experience in operations and project management for global companies, Shane knows what it takes to manage a project successfully from start to finish.

When it comes to the details of your landscaping plans, Shane and his team will work closely with you to turn your ideas and inspirations into a unique and beautiful outdoor space that allows you to fully enjoy the wonderful local climate. The team at Zones will guide you through the design process to get your plans right early on and help you avoid costly changes further down the track. They also take care of all the necessary permits and manage all the required trades.

The local climate is ideal for many different types of plants and garden designs. It all comes down to your likes and preferences. In the high country, alpine environment rock gardens can work extremely well, with the advantage that they require very little maintenance. However, traditional European-style gardens or even Japanese gardens can work just as well and it comes down to your life and style as to what works best for you. Zones work with the best of regional plant and building material suppliers to ensure the high level of quality and workmanship that is expected.

So make the most of your outdoor area and contact the team at Zones Landscaping. Shane and his landscaping specialists work across all the regions in the greater Queenstown and Wanaka area, including Alexandra, Arrowtown, Arthurs Point, Bridesdale Farm, Cromwell, Dalefield, Fernhill, Frankton, Jacks Point, Kingston, Lake Hawea, Lake Hayes Estate, Pisa Moorings, Queenstown, Shotover Country, Te Anau and Wanaka.


49 Minaret Ridge, Wanaka