A garden by Wellington landscape designer Jamie Reid offers a strong underlying architectural structure generously planted to reflect the style and individual tastes of each client, their home and the surrounding landscape.

Seaside Seatoun Cottage Gets a Complete Garden Make-over

This lovely early 1930's cottage in Seatoun had an existing garden which at best could be described as wind-blown, 'seaside-style' – it even allowed sand into the house. The plan was to start again from scratch, removing all the old boundaries, materials and plants except the Pohutakawa and cabbage tree, and build a low-maintenance garden, with site specific planting around a lawn positioned in the sunniest spot.

"Many thanks Jamie for providing us with a garden that we will be able to enjoy for many years to come. Your suggestion to eliminate the path to our front door in favour of creating a private garden without compromising the view to the sea was inspired and this part of the garden is now a firm favourite."

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    The driveway before

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    The front entrance before

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    Finished garden looking North over the harbour

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    Finished front garden with hardy, native, seaside-loving plants

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    After: private lawn and calm decked area, ideal for a cup of coffee

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    The rear garden after


We provide dedicated, approachable, relevant knowledge from the start of the consultation process through the construction to completion. Early and frequent discussion on what you wish to accomplish, what the critical issues involved are and what financial or time restraints apply, are important to us to ensure you get the garden you want.