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nick robinson • landscape architecture • garden design

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nick robinson • garden design


I offer garden design consultation and a full garden design service which combines your needs and aspirations with imagination and technical expertise in construction and planting. This includes survey, concept ideas, detailed design and project management. Find out more at:

nick robinson landscape architecture – garden design

Our approach to gardens is very "hands-on". We design and implement gardens, knowing that the craft of garden making is crucial to achieving the highest quality result. Care with construction materials and fitting to the site, and the selection and placing of each plant is important. As well as this intimate involvement at construction time, our continued interest and advice over the years as the garden develops ensures that the vision is realised. We aim to create extraordinary gardens of beauty and biodiversity, integrating this with food growing and highly functional outdoor space. See more at

Here are some comments from residential garden clients:

‘Nick has a huge amount of knowledge and experience and presented us with some truly great ideas. His attention to creative detail was evident everywhere and we are absolutely delighted with the impact of his design.' - Jon Bartlett & Ruth Pearson, 2013

'I'd like to thank you for all your hard work and ideas in designing and implementing the planting plan for Bushey Wood Road … it was like a breath of fresh air when you talked to us about the garden.
... We're absolutely delighted with the result ...
Your plant knowledge has really come to the fore and the balance of structure, height and colour has produced a great garden. All of our friends are staggered by the intensity of the planting, and the overall impression looks as if the garden has been here for years, when in fact at this time last year, we hadn't a single plant in the garden.'

- David & Jean Ogden 2013


I offer one off half-day site consultation and design ideas service for the Auckland area. This includes a brief site survey, consultation with you and quick design ideas drawn on site. Contact me for more details.

nick robinson landscape architecture – garden design

Project Gallery

Examples of Nick Robinson's garden design work featuring use of perennials to create sweeping, dramatic and wildlife-rich meadows of colour

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Design: Landscape Architects (B.L.A), Design: Landscape & Garden Designer, Design: Consultant, Design: Urban & Industrial,

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This home extension was sited at the back of the dunes so the design emphasized the wild qualities of the setting
Design for a new house on a hilltop overlooking the Hauraki Gulf
An complete redesign of an old suburban garden in the Bay of Plenty
Masterplan for house and garden in bush in Kerikeri
Masterplan for large new lot with new home and garden including wildlife lake and golf practice
Plan for a new house and garden in an old macadamia orchard
Sketch of a water cascade proposal
New front yard design for an Auckland home inspired by traditional Japanese use of space and materials
New Steps create mystery for this luxuriant Auckland subtropical garden
Native and exotic perennials combine to create a pollinator paradise
Pollinating insects such as various bees and hoverflies are vital to our ecology and gardens can provide real haven for them
New Zealand wetland plants create a wonderful tapestry of subdued colours and contrasting textures in a home rain garden
New Perennial planting has reached New Zealand!

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