"We engaged Jamie to do the landscape design for our lifestyle block where we are building a house with an attached Bed and Breakfast during the design phase of the build. This was a real advantage as it has meant that we have a complete fully integrated design that makes the most out of the landscape and enabled changing of where the house was situated on the land to suit the landscape design with no cost impact. Jamie has designed a wonderful garden with different aspects to it for different uses and times of the year. This includes a mix of formal and informal garden areas and incorporates both productive and decorative property use. We have yet to complete the implementation of the Landscape plans, but are looking forward to the build completing so that we can get on with this."
Anna and Dane Howarth
"We secured Jamie’s services following the purchase of our home in Oriental Bay in 2019.
The house, circa 1915, was in a state of disarray and the garden out the back was something else entirely. There was evidence that someone had cared for the terraced back section but with years of neglect it was unsightly and chaotic and needed a great deal of ‘tlc’.
Jamie came up with a plan to reinstate its beauty and build a productive working garden. 2 years on, we are benefitting from the fruits of his labour and enjoy fruit and vegetables daily. Moreover, he created a design which has allowed us to plant and grow flowers, bushes and trees that thrive in the heat of summer and enjoy their sheltered position in winter.
We are thrilled with the outcome and enjoy many hours out in the garden planting and harvesting; it has become a source of joy for the entire family. We would have no hesitation recommending Jamie to build your dream garden. He’s knowledgeable and talented and works with a great team of landscapers."
The Carroll family
“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.”
- A and DC Seatoun
“Jamie has transformed our tired, dated pool area into something out of a glossy magazine or an L.A mansion. I am delighted with his work and would engage him in another project here without hesitation”
- FD Island Bay
“Jamie’s involvement from capturing our ideas through initial concept design, layout planning, construction and engineering design, planting plans and project management has been thoroughly professional. His systematic approach and design expertise has resulted in a nice blending of house and landscape as well as an appealing mix of predominantly native plantings. We are extremely happy with the final product and commend his landscape and design service” - JS Khandallah
“The effect of the deck and landscaping on the way we live in our house has been just what we wanted - a fabulous space to play and entertain on. Thank you very much for all your efforts!” - N and DH Wadestown
“He worked with us to develop the brief where his professional and technical landscaping strengths brought amazing clarity to our thoughts and dreams. One of the results was an excellent master-plan for our 1600 sq.m property. Jamie also had some dramatic ideas of his own which have since positively transformed our property.” - S and SJ Ngaio
“The project involved construction - a deck, a woodshed and a toolshed. These were styled beautifully to blend with the house, and Jamie made an excellent project manager during the weeks of preparation, building and then planting on what might be considered to be a particularly difficult site.” - ES Eastbourne
“I did want you to know though that your considerable skills, knowledge and depth of thought that went into our design has made the difference to us achieving more than we could have expected with our land. We are so pleased that we invested in getting a professional designer to help us and delighted to have found you to work with. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to other people or provide you with a reference should you ever need it. So thank you! We really couldn’t have done it without you.” - J and MT Kaitoke
“We were delighted with his final plans and proposals and the finished product is wonderful. The garden and its surroundings are totally transformed and we would have no hesitation in recommending his skills and expertise to others.” - JW Lower Hutt
"The end result is a magnificent year-round English-style Cottage garden. We constantly get positive comments from locals and visitors alike at the rarity of seeing a Cottage garden in Khandallah. I have found Jamie to be very patient, knowledgeable and inclusive, and also willing to offer alternatives. I will certainly use Jamie's services again, regardless of where we are in the region.”
“Jamie was a very attentive and prompt contractor. He has an excellent eye for contemporary design and created a fabulous plan for our garden landscaping/renovation. His service was also provided on a very cost effective basis. I would highly recommend Jamie Reid Landscape and Garden Design for any other home garden renovation project.” - T and D W Ngaio