It all starts with a pile of dirt

And an IDEA.

Landscape Design: The Process

Every project is different, but the process always begins with a consultation, over the phone, and then on-site, so that we can discuss your ideas and measure the dimensions of your yard.

Next we will want to know how you intend to use your space and your budget. At Lush, we believe in deadlines. Time is precious and we don’t intend to waste it. We are happy to work with another landscape architect’s plans. In fact, we oversee various landscape designs that have been created by our colleagues here in Auckland.


A Great Garden Design Starts with Asking the Right Questions.

Here at Lush, we often have to stop ourselves from telling our clients too much information. You don’t need to know why a certain plant won’t flourish in the particular place you want to put it, all you need to know is that it won’t work! We are passionate about our trade and we are artisans at heart. With over 20 years of experience covering all aspects of landscaping – from hardscape construction to horticulture, we know what questions to ask. During your free one-hour consultation, you will receive advice on the following:

  • Garden Planting and Soil Improvement (feeding, mulching)
  • Decks/Pergolas/Fencing/Gates/Retaining Walls
  • Drainage and Irrigation Systems
  • Paving for Paths/Driveways
  • Pool Landscaping/Lighting/Outdoor Fire pits/Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Living with a Lush Touch


Check out our gallery to see some of the ways we’ve transformed Auckland gardens from the Hibiscus Coast to across the Auckland Bridge. We are happy to work with you or work off the plans of a certified landscape architect.

Lush Subcontractors are the Best in the Business

Whether we are handling your landscaping project from concept to completion or project-managing your garden design based on another landscape architect’s plans – you can rest easy knowing that we have it under control. We have been in the business long enough to know who we can trust to get things done on time, every time. .


At Lush, everything we build, plant or create – we keep the following things in mind:

  • Aesthetics: It has to be visually appealing. New Zealand boasts one of the most beautiful, natural landscapes on Earth and we refuse to build or create anything that does not accentuate our land’s natural beauty. We may be tradies, but we are artists at heart.
  • Practical: If you can’t or aren’t going to use it, we are not going to build it. Simple. We listen carefully to your needs and will give you helpful suggestions based on years of experience.
  • Durable: We all know a lot of pretty things tend to be fragile. So we will tell you – honestly – how long materials will last you, and what you (or we, if you choose to hire us for landscape maintenance) will need to do on a regular basis to keep your garden looking good.

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