Catherine Rawnsley is an award-winning garden designer based in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Her rural upbringing and passion for being connected to nature inspired her to renounce her successful career as a lawyer and retrain as a garden designer. Catherine studied design at the renowned Inchbald School of Design, London where she received a Distinction for her Garden Design Diploma. She also holds a Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture from The Royal Horticultural Society in London, which she passed with Commendation. 

Catherine has a design studio in her backyard, where she looks out onto a century year old Golden Pohutukawa tree covered in native birds and watches her bees collect nectar for her home-grown honey. 

Inspired by beautiful, functional gardens, Catherine brings this passion to all her designs, working with clients to realise their the aspirations for their outdoor spaces. 

Catherine works closely with her clients in developing the brief and provides creative, robust solutions that transform outdoor spaces into beautiful, wildlife friendly environments.

Catherine Rawnsley Garden Design offers a friendly, bespoke service tailored to suit your aspirations and budget. 

Whether you are looking for inspiration and advice, a revamp of your existing planting or a complete transformation of your garden, we happy to advise you on the services you may need. 

Catherine Rawnsley