skip to Main Content

For 25 years as a landscape designer, I’ve enjoyed combining all elements of `soft’ and `hard landscaping’, to produce outstanding gardens. I design concept and planting plans for both interior and outdoor landscaping.


What's your dream garden?

We consult and work with you to design a beautiful, functional interior or exterior garden that will grow, evolve and enhance your lifestyle and property. Offering many styles for residential, commerical, lifestyle blocks and more. The utmost care is taken to fully consult with clients, at all times, and to develop a landscape design that exceeds their expectations.


Concept plans & planting plans

After the consultation proceess the plans and sketches are drawn, presented, and discussed, and any alterations made. My portfolio contains residential designs, corporate buildings and medical centres, lifestyle blocks and business premises. These range from small courtyard designs to large country estates, and cover many styles.


Plants, Sculptures and more

Providing only top quality plants, preferring to source from our excellent local nursery industry. We also source and supply materials such as natural stone, boulders, paving, timbers, etc, that perfectly complement your garden design.


Putting it all together

The management of the `construction’ of a landscaping project, from earthworks to planting, is a job that I’m often asked to oversee, to a greater or lesser degree. I liaise and work with architects, engineers and geo-tech engineers to ensure any plans meet all Building Permit and Resource Consent requirements, Urban Design Protocols and complement the site and architectural styles.


Putting it together yourself

Many people want to construct their garden by themselves, but if you feel you’d like some help, then I can recommend tradesmen and landscapers who can build the entire landscape, from the initial earthworks (if necessary), to the `hard landscaping’ of irrigation, paving, paths, water features, wood sheds, seating, pergolas, verandahs, gates, decks, lighting, retaining walls, raised gardens, arches and steps, to the `soft landscaping with plants, lawns and trees.


And ongoing support

Once your landscaping has been completed, a maintenance schedule may be required. I can create a maintenance plan specific to your garden, and am always available for ongoing advice.

Landscape design that reflects your values and lifestyle

I create designs that meet your specifications and showcase your unique property. Gardens that meet individual needs, using plants and materials that reflect the New Zealand environment and heritage, and your preferred garden style.

I also produce plans to fulfill various statutory property development requirements in New Zealand. These include plans and reports for Special Housing Applications, Urban Development Panels, Resource Consent Applications and Building Consent Applications.


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…Read More

Leita McKellar

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…Read More

Diane Trengrove

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…Read More

Jill McKnight

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…Read More

Sue Hamilton

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…Read More

Jeanette Dungan

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…Read More

Jenny and Aynsley Moore

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…Read More

Mark and Angela Pattinson

The Village embarked on 3 year landscape project to update the grounds after years of an untidy arrangement, and inappropriate trees and plants. No real thought had been put into the initial Village landscape design. Sue was engaged to assist with this project, which was the best decision we could have made. Sue was very enthusiastic about this project, and…Read More

Glyn Cunningham, Manager
Back To Top