Auckland Central Landscaping Consultant

Kate Ryan - Auckland Landscaping Specialist
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Kate Ryan
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Landscaping Consultant
Manager
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Regina Street, Westmere, Auckland 1022

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Kate Ryan is Landscaping Consultant of Woodbury Landscapes Ltd, a franchisee of Zones Outdoor Renovations Ltd, doing business in Auckland.

Landscape Designer Auckland Central

Kate brings nearly 10 years experience to Auckland Central Zones Landscaping and offers a one-stop-shop with comprehensive landscape design and build services. Kate manages this process by working closely with clients to produce the best outcomes.

With careful attention paid to the timeline and budget, Kate and her team consistently deliver fantastic results with high quality finishes.

Auckland Landscape Design Services 

Our landscaping services in Auckland Central

Checkout our completed landscaping projects in Auckland Central now! 

How much will my landscaping project cost in Auckland Central?

It depends on the scope of your project. A basic or small landscape architecture project could start at around $4,000*. Something on a larger, more luxurious scale could cost upwards of $100,000*. 

  • This landscape installation project in St Johns Auckland cost $210,000 for a gorgeous garden layout, that included a curved beam and angled side louvre; a bespoke deck created to fit the curved building.
  • Zones Landscaping Auckland Central partnered with this homeowner to create a lush low maintenance landscape with this beautiful hardscape design and plant selection for $115,000.

Outdoor spaces with pools are undoubtedly the best for landscape aesthetics. This landscape design features a pool with chic glass fencing for $44,000.

Kate loves the design process of transforming properties to their full potential. A quality landscape not only increases property value, but also brings huge enjoyment to homeowners and their families, which Kate believes is truely worth the investment. Auckland Central homeowners are increasingly investing in outdoor entertainment spaces to extend their living space outside. A trend ideal for maximising the available space in Auckland inner city properties. At Zones we keep up with these trends and have the supply partners to provide a high-quality long-lasting landscape.

Before entering the landscape world Kate went down the creative route of fashion and importing. Traveling extensively on buying trips through the United States and Europe as well as China checking production. Drawing inspiration from travels, seeing different architecture and cultures has been awesome for keeping an open mind and ideas for here. Kate has extensive experience working with buyers managing key accounts and supply management. Planning in the design phase in the fashion world, quoting and implementation is very similar to planning landscape work. Being creative to visualise a design, then making it come out as that vision with the best outcome is what Kate loves and is passionate about.

Kate grew up on a South Island hill country farm with a huge garden that battled the elements but which was an oasis amongst the Canterbury hills. Her family are passionate gardeners and environmentalists which lead to her interest in landscaping. Kate draws inspiration from her upbringing in the stunning South Island landscapes.

Kate is married to Paddy with two children, Jessie and Tomas, living in the family-friendly suburb of Westmere. When she is not gardening, she enjoys walking the dog, yoga, skiing, fishing and entertaining friends.

Happy Clients! 

Kate and the team at Zones Landscaping did an amazing job on our landscaping project, it has completely transformed our outdoor living and we are looking forward to using our new spaces. Would highly recommend
Cameron King - Auckland Central 

Checkout how happy our clients are with Kate's landscaping in Auckland Central! 

Kate Ryan is Landscaping Consultant of Woodbury Landscapes Ltd, a franchisee of Zones Outdoor Renovations Ltd, doing business in Auckland.

Awards & Recognition

  • Year
  • Award
  • 2023

  • 2023 Landscape Consultant of the Year

  • 2022

  • Franchise of the Year

  • 2020

  • Best Marketing of the Year

  • 2019

  • 2019 Franchise of the Year

  • 2018

  • 2018 Best sales growth of the year

  • 2017

  • 2017 New Franchise of the year

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Regina Street, Westmere, Auckland 1022

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Kate Ryan

Kate did a great job transforming our backyard. It is a smallish area with quite a bit of decking, involving different levels. An excellent project manager where nothing was a problem and always followed up on matters. We had quite strong ideas of what we wanted and she made some great suggestions to improve on these ideas. Alastair and his great team of guys worked solidly and we are very happy with the finish. They always arrived on time, were friendly and kept the site tidy. They also had to coordinate with The Shed Shop guys who supplied our shed, which had to be assembled on site. They were even complimented by James, of the Shed Shop, on the great support joists they built for it.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Marie Low

, Zones Customer

Guy and his team have worked on two renovations for us and both have been hassle free thanks to their professionalism, consideration and can-do attitude. Genuinely helpful, adaptable in their work and very tidy! A real pleasure to deal with, we wouldn't use anyone else for our building work.

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Kate did a great job transforming our backyard. It is a smallish area with quite a bit of decking, involving different levels. An excellent project manager where nothing was a problem and always followed up on matters. We had quite strong ideas of what we wanted and she made some great suggestions to improve on these ideas. Alastair and his great team of guys worked solidly and we are very happy with the finish. They always arrived on time, were friendly and kept the site tidy. They also had to coordinate with The Shed Shop guys who supplied our shed, which had to be assembled on site. They were even complimented by James, of the Shed Shop, on the great support joists they built for it.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Marie Low

, Zones Customer

We couldn't be more happier with our new landscaping and outdoor living areas. Kate and the team gave us a great designed and then brought that to life and finished everything to a very high standard. We are very happy and would highly recommend.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Cameron King

, Zones Customer

Wonderful landscaping. Kate and Vaughan were so easy and professional to work with. The end result was better than we could have imagined. We had great choice with expert advice every step of the way. And changes were accomodated, and talked through with pros and cons. Not having a fully formed idea of what end result we were looking for the experience Kate and Vaughan bought made the whole process easy, exciting and we are so glad we made the decision.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Claudine Rogers

, Zones Customer

Dealing with Zones and Kate has been a pleasure and effortless experience. Responsive, professional, reliable, prompt and accommodating. We are very happy with the final product, finished just in time for the outdoors season. Thank you!

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Anna and Tony

, Zones Customer

Kate and her team turned our backyard into a place we all love spending time in - at all times of the year. Kate had great ideas throughout the process, while also listening and incorporating our thoughts. The contractors she used were all easy to communicate with and respectful to us while working at our home. Kate was adaptable, making changes to the project as ideas changed while the vision came to life. Even our citrus plants survived being transplanted! I would highly recommend Kate and her team, we wouldn't hesitate contacting her for any future projects.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Gillian Doyle

, Zones Customer

We would happily recommend Kate and her team to anyone thinking about landscape works around the house. We’re extremely pleased with the amazing work Kate’s team has done for us. Highly professional and diligent team, offering good friendly tips, hard-working even during the worst winter days.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Corina Hoon

, Zones Customer

Kate was excellent at organising this whole project and her landscapers were also excellent in the quality of their work as well as initiative in dealing with a very difficult site. The project was completed in good time inspite of the various covid restriction in place at the time. They also left the surroundings very tidy. I now have an attractive garden which is easy to maintain.

Landscaping Consultant: Kate Ryan

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Heather Lees

, Zones Customer

Kate and the team created a wonderful space for us totalling transforming our outdoor space. It was a tricky job with many sub-trades included and eventuated with a pool area, outdoor kitchen and completely transformed space. The design was fantastic and added some new ideas to our original thoughts. Kate kept us up to date and involved each week and all the sub-trades were professional and very respectful on site. We are now enjoying a great outspace for the summer. 

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Janine Banfield

, Zones Customer

Kate and the team created a wonderful space for us totalling transforming our outdoor space. It was a tricky job with many sub-trades included and eventuated with a pool area, outdoor kitchen and completely transformed space.

The design was fantastic and added some new ideas to our original thoughts. Kate kept us up to date and involved each week and all the sub-trades were professional and very respectful on site.

We are now enjoying a great out space for the summer.

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Craig and Janine Banfield

, Zones Customer

Kate and her team were very easy to deal with and very professional. They took on board our brief and came up with a smart, cost effective and exciting design to suit our family. They created a design with good entertainment space and incorporated space for a pool and the kids to play. We were very happy with their service in particular their communication during lockdown.

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Alex Bamford

, Zones Customer

Kate did a great job transforming our backyard. It is a smallish area with quite a bit of decking, involving different levels. An excellent project manager where nothing was a problem and always followed up on matters. We had quite strong ideas of what we wanted and she made some great suggestions to improve on these ideas. Alastair and his great team of guys worked solidly and we are very happy with the finish. They always arrived on time, were friendly and kept the site tidy. They also had to coordinate with The Shed Shop guys who supplied our shed, which had to be assembled on site. They were even complimented by James, of the Shed Shop, on the great support joists they built for it.

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Marie Low

, Zones Customer

Kate was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Responsive and with a great eye for garden detail. We built a large new deck, installed an outdoor fire and replanted. She went the extra mile to ensure our project was finished quickly and to a very high standard. Great communicator. We would highly recommend Kate.

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Vicky Lewis

, Zones Customer

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. 

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Mary Grogan

, Zones Customer

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. 

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Jennifer O'Hara

, Zones Customer

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.

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Sarah Davis Holroyd

, Zones Customer

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!

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Morven McAuley

, Zones Customer

The team delivered prompt, efficient service with good communication.

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Andrew Skinner

, Zones Customer

Kate Ryan

Auckland Central Landscaping Consultant

Kate Ryan - Auckland Landscaping Specialist

Kate Ryan

Auckland Central Landscaping Consultant

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About Kate Ryan

Landscape Designer Auckland Central

Kate brings nearly 10 years experience to Auckland Central Zones Landscaping and offers a one-stop-shop with comprehensive landscape design and build services. Kate manages this process by working closely with clients to produce the best outcomes.

With careful attention paid to the timeline and budget, Kate and her team consistently deliver fantastic results with high quality finishes.

Auckland Landscape Design Services 

Our landscaping services in Auckland Central

Checkout our completed landscaping projects in Auckland Central now! 

How much will my landscaping project cost in Auckland Central?

It depends on the scope of your project. A basic or small landscape architecture project could start at around $4,000*. Something on a larger, more luxurious scale could cost upwards of $100,000*. 

  • This landscape installation project in St Johns Auckland cost $210,000 for a gorgeous garden layout, that included a curved beam and angled side louvre; a bespoke deck created to fit the curved building.
  • Zones Landscaping Auckland Central partnered with this homeowner to create a lush low maintenance landscape with this beautiful hardscape design and plant selection for $115,000.

Outdoor spaces with pools are undoubtedly the best for landscape aesthetics. This landscape design features a pool with chic glass fencing for $44,000.

Kate loves the design process of transforming properties to their full potential. A quality landscape not only increases property value, but also brings huge enjoyment to homeowners and their families, which Kate believes is truely worth the investment. Auckland Central homeowners are increasingly investing in outdoor entertainment spaces to extend their living space outside. A trend ideal for maximising the available space in Auckland inner city properties. At Zones we keep up with these trends and have the supply partners to provide a high-quality long-lasting landscape.

Before entering the landscape world Kate went down the creative route of fashion and importing. Traveling extensively on buying trips through the United States and Europe as well as China checking production. Drawing inspiration from travels, seeing different architecture and cultures has been awesome for keeping an open mind and ideas for here. Kate has extensive experience working with buyers managing key accounts and supply management. Planning in the design phase in the fashion world, quoting and implementation is very similar to planning landscape work. Being creative to visualise a design, then making it come out as that vision with the best outcome is what Kate loves and is passionate about.

Kate grew up on a South Island hill country farm with a huge garden that battled the elements but which was an oasis amongst the Canterbury hills. Her family are passionate gardeners and environmentalists which lead to her interest in landscaping. Kate draws inspiration from her upbringing in the stunning South Island landscapes.

Kate is married to Paddy with two children, Jessie and Tomas, living in the family-friendly suburb of Westmere. When she is not gardening, she enjoys walking the dog, yoga, skiing, fishing and entertaining friends.

Happy Clients! 

Kate and the team at Zones Landscaping did an amazing job on our landscaping project, it has completely transformed our outdoor living and we are looking forward to using our new spaces. Would highly recommend
Cameron King - Auckland Central 

Checkout how happy our clients are with Kate's landscaping in Auckland Central! 

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Kate Ryan is Landscaping Consultant of Woodbury Landscapes Ltd, a franchisee of Zones Outdoor Renovations Ltd, doing business in Auckland.

Design, landscaping, project-management

The Zones® Experience

Maintain your lifestyle throughout your project. Our structured process has been designed to produce stress-free projects on-time and on-budget.
1

Briefing Meeting

A landscaping specialist will meet with you to discuss your ideas and offer suggestions and inspiration to get your project started.

2

Concept Design & Estimation

Next up, your specialist will look at the feasibility of your ideas and, consequently, provide you with a project estimate.

3

Design, Planning and Costing

A detailed design will allow your specialist to create a time-frame, a fixed-quote and advise you of any required council consents.

4

Build Stage

From there, it’s all go! Your landscaping specialist will manage their skilled team throughout your design installation.

5

Your Finished Outdoor Space

With professional project management, completing your project on-time and on-budget is very achievable.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you design a landscape garden?

Your budget, personal style, and the layout of your property will dictate most of your landscape garden design, but there are seven principles to landscape design: unity, scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence. In practice, this concept could be applied as soil drainage and sun exposure will affect your plant selection, which affects your hardscaping choices, which affects the overall aesthetic, and so on. 

Confused? That’s OK! We’re here to help make the process easy. Our talented team has helped countless Kiwi homeowners transform their properties with bespoke, functional landscape gardens. Our free, no-obligation consultations are the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the process and begin to imagine what your outdoor area could be! If you’re interested in getting started, simply get in touch with a local Landscaping Consultant to learn more.

How long does it take to build an outdoor entertainment area?

Timelines vary and there are a myriad of factors that can impact an estimated schedule. We’ve completed projects in anywhere from four weeks to four months and beyond. Part of our 5-step process includes creating a detailed timeline so our Landscaping Consultants can reach milestones in a timely manner which helps them stay on schedule. So, while each project is unique, each one is planned in advance so you’ll know what’s going on and have a projected date of completion for your outdoor entertainment area.

How much does a landscape designer cost?

Hiring an independent landscaping designer is subject to the individual rates they charge. But taking on a landscaping project with Zones, the quote you receive during the costing phase of our 5-step process includes everything; preliminary planning, a professional landscape design team, contractors, and materials. 

Homeowners we’ve worked with appreciate this inclusive pricing model as it limits paperwork and frustrations. In fact, our entire process was designed to streamline your landscaping experience and provide you with the most straightforward route to success.

How much does it cost to build an outdoor entertainment area in New Zealand?

In the past year alone, we’ve created outdoor living areas for under $20,000* and over $200,000*. But, as you can imagine, the scope of these projects vary greatly. This may not be the answer you’re looking for but there’s really no one-size-fits-all price tag. However, the costing stage of our 5-step process includes an estimate for each project that homeowners have the opportunity to review and adjust before agreeing to construction. This way, there are no surprises and we can work within your budget.

What are some garden landscaping ideas?

New Zealand is home to some truly incredible native plants that are great for landscaping; nikau palms, New Zealand flax, pohutukawa, silver ferns, and kawakawa to name a few! Opting for native plants in your garden design will give it the best chance to thrive. 

Simple raised planters or container gardens are great if you’re on a budget or don’t have an abundance of space. You can also find affordable hardscaping materials, such as gravel or loose stones, that are cost-effective alternatives to concrete and pavers which require more labour and expertise to install. 

For more garden landscaping ideas, head over to our inspiration and advice page!

How much does it cost to get a landscape design?

The truth is, it depends. Every project’s scope is different and therefore comes with a unique price tag. Labour and materials costs fluctuate from year to year, making it harder to provide a specific number. But to put things in perspective for you, our Zones Landscaping Consultants have created fantastic landscape designs for Kiwis throughout the country for anywhere from $15,000*-$200,000*+.

You can check out some of our recent landscaping projects to learn more about the process, including detailed costs for each project.

What are some popular landscaping ideas for outdoor entertainment areas?

Incorporating spa pools into an outdoor area is a common request by Kiwi homeowners as it’s a luxurious item but can often be an eyesore without the proper execution. Whether the spa pool is the focal point of the landscape or simply a design element is up to you.  

Functional yet stylish outdoor BBQ area ideas are another entertaining space staple. They’re not as comprehensive as an outdoor kitchen but still serve as an incredible social hub for parties and gatherings. Simple ideas include a pergola for shelter, weatherproof storage, and seating. But some designs even see the BBQ built into a brick housing or complemented by a wood-burning pizza oven!

What are the steps involved in building an outdoor entertainment area?

Outdoor spaces come in all shapes and sizes, but we apply the same proven process to each landscape renovation. 

  1. First you’ll arrange an initial consultation with a local Landscaping Consultant during which you’ll discuss your goals, budget, and preferred timeline. 
  2. Then, they’ll take this information and provide you with a concept design which illustrates your outdoor area ideas.
  3.  Once the plans have been refined, an estimate can be drawn up for you to review. 
  4. Construction begins after you’ve approved the proposed plans and quote. 
  5. Finally, your Landscaping Consultant will hand over any essential documentation for your project. Then, all that’s left to do is enjoy your new outdoor living area!

What can I expect from a landscape designer?

Landscapers, designers, architects, consultants — you’ve probably heard all these terms before and, while they all work towards the same goal, they each have different jobs, so we don’t blame you for being confused!

A qualified landscape designer’s purpose is to translate your backyard ideas into a feasible design that suits your property, budget, and lifestyle. They’ll consider things like what native plants will thrive, where the sun hits your yard, the topography of the site, and the proposed purpose of the space. They can offer garden ideas, patio ideas, and even recommend specific fixtures and fittings. Their main goal is to bring your vision to life in a way that will last for years to come while adhering to your requests and guidelines.

What factors do I need to consider when planning an outdoor entertainment area in New Zealand?

Aside from council consent, which your Landscaping Consultant can help you with, weather and the existing landscape are the two biggest factors. Consider your local climate. If there’s excessive rain or even sunshine, you may want to think about creating a partially covered outdoor space that gives you the option to escape the elements. 

Also, take the time to survey your property. Are there any obvious challenges such as steep inclines or an abundance of overgrown bush? If so, your Landscaping Consultant may need to coordinate excavation specialists, or you may opt to go back to the drawing board and instead work with your landscape instead of against it. But these are all things that will be addressed early on in the planning process, so don’t worry.

Why do I need a landscape plan?

Contractors can often be heard saying “measure twice, cut once”. They know there’s no better way to waste time and money than jumping into a project without taking the time to plan properly. At Zones, this concept is deeply ingrained in our process, the majority of which is dedicated to planning. 

Landscaping is about instant gratification, yes. You expect to be able to enjoy your outdoor area as soon as your project is finished. But it’s also about longevity, and the only way to achieve that is through smart planning. Our Landscaping Consultants help homeowners plan their landscapes thoughtfully and intentionally. From choosing which materials will be the best for your purpose to carefully positioning plants in a way that will allow them to thrive for years to come. If you want a fantastic landscape design to enjoy in the present and future, get in touch with the Zones team.

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