Not sure of where to start! Have a few ideas but don't know if they will work or not, an hours consultation can make all the difference.

This "one on one" discussion with you in your garden will determine your needs and desires for your property so it becomes a garden that reflects your personality and suits your lifestyle.

During these discussions we can assess your property.

Listed below are examples of aspects you may wish to consider for your landscaping requirements. If you would like to discuss these or any landscaping or gardening matter please contact Caroline. She will be glad to help.


Relaxing by the pool by Caroline Wesseling Landscapes
Balinese style garden by Caroline Wesseling Landscapes
Alfresco dining in Kohimarama by Caroline Wesseling Landscapes

Practical aspects include:

  • Shelter from winds or sun
  • Views to keep or screen
  • Social or health needs (whether you have people with diablities or allergies using the garden)
  • Are there pets using the garden
  • Your relationship with your neighbours
  • Any future plans for extensions
  • Irrigation and mulching
  • Structures and plants you wish to keep

 Character of the garden
- its overall theme or style

  • Formal or informal
  • Contemporary or Classical
  • Subtropical or Native (or a mix being Pacific Rim)
  • Mediterranean
  • Italian or French Provincial
  • Coastal cliff or Beach property
  • Japanese or Balinese
  • Old English or New European
  • Xerophytic ( low water requirements)

Entertainment Requirements

  • Alfresco dining
  • Barbeque area
  • Patio, deck or terrace
  • Convenient to kitchen
  • Winter sun and summer shade
  • Indoor-outdoor flow
 Shell petanque area in my home garden by Caroline Wesseling Landscapes
Poolside retreat in Epsom by Caroline Wesseling landscapes

Places to relax

  • Quiet seating areas
  • Simple arbour
  • Gazebo
  • Overhead pergola
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Water feature (always soothing in any garden)

Places for Recreation

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Petanque area
  • Childrens play area for trampoline, treehut, rope swing, playhouse or sandpit

Utility Requirements

  • Garden shed
  • Vege garden and compost bins
  • Washline
  • Rubbish bins