Testimonials

It has been an absolute pleasure to meet Sue and get to know her. With her gentle determination and vast knowledge and experience, she created the perfect environment for our new home. Sue made it easy for us to enjoy the process, she listened to our needs and we are absolutely thrilled with the outcome.We highly recommend Sue for any project you may be considering.

Mark and Angela Pattinson - Nelson

 

We asked Sue Lindsay for a landscaping solution for a part of our garden that badly needed restoration after construction of a retaining wall, underground storm water drains, and a new deck. After carefully listening to our brief, she promptly and enthusiastically drafted a plan sympathetic to our environment, and refined this after further consultation. Along the way she provided expert advice on all aspects of the project. Hennings Landscapes ably converted the plans into reality. Sue worked very closely with this team, to ensure their work accurately reflected her vision and our preferences. Sue has great knowledge of plants and the ability to source less common varieties. Her choice of plants has enhanced the area around our pool, with flowering shrubs adding splashes of colour amongst the lush textured background. We are delighted with the result. Along with our new deck, we now have an inviting, attractive and useable space, linked seamlessly to our indoor living.

Jenny and Aynsley Moore - Nelson


Our large urban hillside property had become too much for us to manage. Rather than have to sell up, because of our health issues and move to a flat section, or pay someone to do our garden, we called on Sue for advice. We wanted new retaining walls and paths, widened steps with handrails, lighting, raised vegetable gardens, a berry garden, new areas for shrubs, flowers and fruit trees, a garden shed, a wood shed, a porch running the full width of the house ...... and a large paved area. This was a job that couldn't be done piecemeal : it involved major earthworks, many different contractors and, of course, the necessary building permits. Sue came up with a plan that met all our requirements and more. She managed the project efficiently for us, relieving us of a lot of stress. We had several exciting months seeing the plan materialise and, thanks to Sue's sourcing of hundreds of plants for us, we now have a productive and attractive garden that is a pleasure to work in and easy to maintain. What better tribute to Sue's design talents than my husband's comment `It makes me want to live longer to enjoy it'. Sue is very practical, knowledgeable and reliable and has a great working relationship with all her tradespeople. We would recommend her highly for any landscape design projects.

Jeanette Dungan - Nelson


Being new arrivals to Nelson we called on Sue's expert advice to recommend plant selection for our garden to be established on a half-acre site. We found Sue friendly and knowledgeable about both hard landscaping and planting. She provided us with a comprehensive document which listed suitable plants for the different garden locations, delivered within our specified budget, and in a timely manner. A year later we are enjoying the outcome and comparing this with the photos of the bare site.

Sue Hamilton - Tasman


An all year round colourful, productive, perfumed, low maintenance, corporate garden in a very public community setting was our challenge to Sue. Sue prepared a site/planting plan, sought our wishes and ideas and together we evaluated the advantages and disadvantages of each aspect. Sue's knowledge, expertise, and ability to identify better and alternative options produced the fantastic result which to our delight was under budget.

Jill McKnight
Nelson Nursing Services

 

Despite time constraints of the best stone mason available, Sue was able to get the work done without putting the completion date at risk.  We now have a garden that we love, that over the past few years has grown to exceed our high expectations when Sue designed it.  Sue is an excellent contractor,  we felt that she became a partner in our project, as she took as much pleasure in the final product as we did.  We highly recommend Sue as a very talented designer, capable project manager and great plants person.

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Diane Trengrove
Nelson

 

Despite landscaping being at the end of a renovation project when our budget had been stretched in all directions Sue delivered a low maintenance, impact design that was readily achievable. Through Sue’s creativity, practicality and plant knowledge we were able to minimise expensive hard landscaping without compromising the end result. Sue used plants to give the garden form, structure and year round interest.

Since our first project with Sue almost 10 years ago, we have recently called upon Sue’s skills to develop a kitchen garden. Through Sue’s innovative ideas we have maximised the space available to create an attractive, fragrant and productive garden.

Sue never fails to deliver. She is creative, knowledgeable, reliable and a real pleasure to work with.

Leita McKellar
Nelson