About Us

Michelle McDonnell started her career as a plant breeding geneticist at the DSIR Plant Breeding Institute. Her passion for the beauty of garden design was realised by friends and colleagues. In 2001 Michelle began studying for a Diploma of Landscape Horticulture at Massey University.

Michelle has designed gardens in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato for a number of years, and has established a reputation that has led to referrals and features in publications.

Michelle will work with you to provide a personalised landscape design to suit your home, lifestyle, maintenance requirements and garden preferences; all within your specified resources.

"I believe the initial consultation is the most important step in the design process. I will listen carefully to you and ask relevant questions to ensure that your requirements and my vision are aligned."

The team includes a project manager, a drawer and a soft landscaping and maintenance personnel. Together they draw on their vast experience of plants, design and planting to provide a personalised landscape to suit you!

In addition, our wider team includes specialist landscapers, engineers, builders, pool builders, electricians, and lighting engineers to complete the whole project. We offer a one-stop-shop and can help guide you, or Project Manage you, through as much, or as little, of the project as you wish.

Michelle & David McDonnell at home in their spectacular garden