Full design service

The full design service is usually carried out over three stages. However these stages can be tailored to your individual requirements and we can come in and out of a project as required.

Each stage usually takes between 10-30 hours, depending on the scale of the site, budget and size of project. We are happy to work within a set number of hours within each stage to suit your requirements and budget. 


Our hourly rate for design work is $100 + GST per hour.


Travel outside Lower Hutt is charged at $0.76/km + GST.

We work with reputable landscapers who are selected depending on the project requirements and their specialities. Note that often they are booked up 3+ months in advance, so it can be difficult to get a good contractor for urgent projects.

Stage 1


  • Visit site, meet with client and/or architect, obtain a design brief. 

  • Measure up and photograph site (usually incorporates a follow up site visit). 

  • Prepare landscape concept plan that includes layout of gardens and landscape features, planting suggestions and ideas and hard landscaping materials etc. 

  • Present plan to client.

Stage 2


  • Finalise landscape concept plan by confirming plant schedule and layout and material selection etc. 

  • Prepare detailed drawings and specifications schedule of works for contractor pricing. 

  • Additional hours and costs may be involved at this stage if Council consents are required. 

  • Pricing by contractors.

Stage 3

  • Oversee installation of project as required.