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Landscape Design

All successful gardens begin with a great design. YARD specialises in creating bespoke gardens that enrich your life,  are repectful of the land and architecture they inhabit, and unite living spaces that bring people together.


YARD collaborates with architects, interior designers and clients to create personalised garden designs. The team also works closely with masterful artisans and craftsmen dedicated to the art of garden-making adding a unique dimension to the outdoors.


The studio offers:


  • Landscape Plans for town planning
  • Concept Plans
  • Detailed documentation (Working Drawings)
  • Specific plans for planting, lighting or furniture
  • 3D perspectives


We follow a 4-step planning and installation process:


1. Onsite Consultation

Our onsite consultations involve a 45-60 minute face to face meeting with our principle designer. This is a time for first impressions and getting to know you and the site. The consultation allows us to discuss your expectations and familiarise ourselves with the architecture and surrounding environment.




2. Design Proposal

After we have visited your site and discussed your ideas, the studio provides you with a design brief outlining our vision for your space and an initial fee proposal to design your garden.

3. Concept Plan

We now enter the most important stage and it’s time to get creative!

We will prepare drawings that include detailing the proposed landscape design, structural elements, planting style and material suggestions including key design elements. The concept plan will provide you a visual representation illustrating the look and feel of the overall garden and include enough detail for tradesman to work from.

If desired the studio can create 3D Perspectives providing an accurate representation of what your project will look like.

Having this additional information allows our clients a greater visual understanding of the proposed landscape.

Design Development

After the client signs off on the Concept Plan you can engage us to prepare Construction Documentation or detailed drawings. These are conceptually based drawings that aren’t limited to but may include the preparation of the following:
• Final landscape plan
• Site set out plan
• Planting plan
• Detailed drawings and specifications for construction as required.
The set of drawings to be undertaken will depend on the individual site and the scope of the design.

5. Tender Procurement

We will guide you through the process of selecting the best Landscape Construction team for your project.

6. Landscape Construction

As we are deeply invested in the project and want it to succeed Yard will oversee the construction phase to ensure that all details from the design are successfully carried through to the build. We will help manage unforeseen decisions on site and make design changes where necessary




From sketch plans to final coloured presentations we provide a striking design presentation that will make it very easy to communicate your vision to your client.


Take your presentation to a whole new level with 3D modeling and rendering.  Nothing communicates your vision better than vivid, lifelike images that are sure to impress any client.


We offer a plant sourcing and supply service offering a wide variety of plants to suit your needs. From large specimen trees to naitve shrubs and unusual perennials, we have good relationships with a number of specialist nurseries and growers through New Zealand.