Landscape Design Specialists

Landscape Designers and Builders

Our proven 5-step process helps our Landscaping Consultants deliver excellent results on time and within budget while ensuring homeowners enjoy their landscaping experience.

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Landscape Design

Part of being a professional landscape designer is going beyond the cosmetic appearance to create a space that’s both beautiful and functional. What may look like a fantastic landscape design on the surface, is only poor drainage, a wrong planting plan, or a bad layout away from being deemed completely ineffective. 

At Zones, our knowledgeable team use their expertise to mitigate these risks and help homeowners create something truly unique that will not only stand the test of time but integrate seamlessly into their existing property. 

Whether your dream landscape plan includes a variety of exotic plants and serene water features or a family-friendly entertaining area where you can make memories, we’ll come up with a plan to make it happen. Backed by talented garden designers and outdoor designers, our Zones Landscaping Consultants will work to deliver your project on time and within budget.

How does Zones help?

At Zones, we strive to bring fantastic landscape designs to life. But we’re even more passionate about people. Our entire 5-step process was specifically designed to ensure that you, the homeowner, has the best experience possible. To facilitate that, you’ll partner with a knowledgeable Landscaping Consultant who will guide you through the process from start to finish. 

We couldn't be happier with our new landscaping and outdoor living areas. The team gave us a great design and then brought that to life and finished everything to a very high standard. We are very happy and would highly recommend.” — Cameron King, Zones client

Transparency is an important aspect of the Zones approach to landscape design. We encourage open conversations around pricing, goals, and expectations to ensure everyone is on the same page throughout your project. To further limit opportunities for miscommunication, your Landscaping Consultant will always be your single point of contact. You’ll need an extensive team of contractors and specialists, but your Landscaping Consultant is your go-to. 

Transform your landscape with Zones

Let the experts at Zones help transform your landscape. To discuss ideas for your outdoor living area, get in touch and arrange a free consultation with your local Landscaping Consultant.

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From Concept to Completion

Our proven 5-step process was designed to help ensure outdoor renovation and landscaping projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Step 1

Briefing Meeting

To get started, you’ll meet with a Zones Landscaping Consultant for a high-level overview of your goals, budget, ideas, and the garden design process. You’ll go into more detail later.

Step 2

Concept design and estimation

You’ve discussed your ideas, now it’s time to put them to paper. Or, more accurately, see them laid out in 3D renderings provided by your Landscaping Consultant!

Step 3

Detailed design, planning and costing

This stage is dedicated to refining your design and planting plan. Once you’ve made final decisions, you’ll receive an inclusive estimate for the entirety of your project.

Step 4

Build stage

Your team of garden designers, contractors, and specialists can finally begin bringing your project to life under the meticulous supervision of your Landscaping Consultant.

Step 5

Your finished outdoor space

The only thing left to do is sort out any closing documentation, which your Landscaping Consultant will handle before delivering your finished project on time and within budget.

Landscape Design Services

Our expert team can manage all aspects of your landscape design project from planning to build and everything in between

Design & Planning
Firepits & Fireplaces
Landscape Design
Lighting & Power
Outdoor Kitchens
Outdoor Rooms
Outdoor Sound
Pergoals and Decks
Privacy Solutions
Project Management
Swimming Pools & Spas

Landscape Design Styles

We don’t do one-size-fits-all landscape designs. Each project is unique! If you need some help defining your personal style, check out these ideas for inspiration.

Lawns and Grass Designs

There is so much more you can do than just installing a neatly trimmed square patch of grass. Zones can help you design the perfect lawn area suitable for any occasion!

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Playground Designs

Considering turning your bland backyard into a playground for your children and pets? The Zones design team can help you plan and design the perfect fun zone! We can provide 3D renderings of your dream backyard with different amenities, from slides and swings to swimming pools and trampolines.

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Deck and Patio Designs

Decks are an excellent option for turning your unused exterior space into an outdoor area you can relax or entertain guests in. From patios with louvred covers to elaborate multi-level decks, Zones can provide concept plans and designs for every possible layout, until you’re absolutely satisfied!

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Driveway Designs

When it comes to driveways, each material has its own unique look and feel. By seeing how gravel, asphalt, and concrete differs in the design phase, you’re likely to feel secure in your choice by the time you’re ready to pave.

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Fence and Gate Designs

Whether you’re looking to fence off your entire property or add a gate to access your backyard, it’s important to plan the logistics of your project. From dimensions to materials, a Zones Landscaping specialist can help you create detailed working drawings so that you are prepared for the build.

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Gardens and Planting Designs

One of the best parts of starting on a garden is the design phase. You can let your creative juices flow as you design every detail of it. Zones can provide you with concept visuals for different design options and help you pick the best plants to create your dream garden, the options are endless!

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Landscaping Concepts and Designs

Great design starts with a great designer. Zones have different design options to meet the type and scale of your project. We offer designs from basic, colour-rendered sketches and architecturally drawn concept plans, to 3D photo-realistic images.

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Lighting Designs

Looking to brighten up your outdoor area? Zones can help you pick the most optimal lighting options to match your needs. From fun party lighting to entertain guests to UV lights that help grow your produce, we’ve designed layouts for them all.

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Outdoor Kitchen Designs

Our designers can help you plan everything from the layout to which materials to use for your outdoor kitchen. The options are almost limitless. By referring to 3D concept art provided by us, you can make all your decisions in the planning phase so that you have no regrets during the build.

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Outdoor Room Designs

Long gone are the days where the extent of an outdoor room was a grill on your deck. Zones can help you design an outdoor area to fill any want or need you may have, from elegant al fresco dining areas, productive outdoor gyms, modern outdoor showers, to outdoor entertainment lounges.

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Pergola Designs

A pergola enhances your backyard, extending your living space outdoors and providing shade and privacy. Our experts offer various design options for the roof and beams, including materials and custom patterns.

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Retaining Wall Designs

Although the primary function of a retaining wall is to provide you with usable land on slopes, there are various design options available too. Our team of designers can ensure your retaining walls are structurally, geotechnically, and hydraulically sound.

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Swimming Pool Designs

A swimming pool is one of the biggest investments you can make in a home, therefore it is important to focus on planning and design before jumping into the build. A Zones design specialist can provide you with options for your pool and help pick the ideal design that matches your wants and needs.

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Why Choose Zones for Your Landscape Design?

Why Choose Zones

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You’ll always feel in control

Our 5-step process was designed to keep homeowners informed. Whether it’s through conversations with your Landscaping Consultant or by checking into our intuitive customer portal, you’ll always be able to track your project’s progress.

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You’re supported by professionals

Your Landscaping Consultant will guide you through the process and liaise with the team on your behalf so you can relax and enjoy the process, knowing that you're supported by industry experts.

Landscape Designs

A landscape design to suit your budget

Everyone deserves a landscape they love, regardless of how much they have to spend. Our team has worked with homeowners who have budgets on either end of the financial spectrum; our detailed and transparent costing process allows us to bring these budgets and ideas into alignment. 

Landscape design projects are led by one of two things: design or budget. You either have a specific design in mind and are willing to spend whatever it takes to achieve it, or, you have a fixed budget and are happy to work within those parameters. There’s no right or wrong way.

We’re happy to work through multiple design iterations and propose clever solutions until we create a landscape design and build plan that you’re 100% satisfied with. 

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Quality products and supply partnerships a standard practice

At Zones, our business model empowers our Landscaping Consultants to build teams they trust and believe in. This includes general contractors, specialty craftspeople such as stonemasons, and landscape architects, as well as suppliers.

These partnerships provide exclusive access to premium materials and the workmanship of experts, but your Landscaping Consultant will always remain your single point of contact.  

Whether your project is led by budget or design, our team will find the right products and materials to bring your vision to life.

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We’ve completed thousands of landscaping projects worldwide

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Guy and his team have worked on two renovations for us and both have been hassle free thanks to their professionalism, consideration and can-do attitude. Genuinely helpful, adaptable in their work and very tidy! A real pleasure to deal with, we wouldn't use anyone else for our building work.



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Landscape Design FAQs

How much does a landscape designer cost?

Hiring an independent landscaping designer is subject to the individual rates they charge. But taking on a landscaping project with Zones, the quote you receive during the costing phase of our 5-stp process includes everything; preliminary planning, a professional landscape design team, contractors, and materials. 

Homeowners we’ve worked with appreciate this inclusive pricing model as it limits paperwork and frustrations. In fact, our entire process was designed to streamline your landscaping experience and provide you with the most straightforward route to success.

How do you design a landscape garden?

Your budget, personal style, and the layout of your property will dictate most of your landscape garden design, but there are seven principles to landscape design: unity, scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence. In practice, this concept could be applied as soil drainage and sun exposure will affect your plant selection, which affects your hardscaping choices, which affects the overall aesthetic, and so on. 

Confused? That’s OK! We’re here to help make the process easy. Our talented team has helped countless Kiwi homeowners transform their properties with bespoke, functional landscape gardens. Our free, no-obligation consultations are the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the process and begin to imagine what your outdoor area could be! If you’re interested in getting started, simply get in touch with a local Landscaping Consultant to learn more.

How much does it cost to get a landscape design?

The truth is, it depends. Every project’s scope is different and therefore comes with a unique price tag. Labour and materials costs fluctuate from year to year, making it harder to provide a specific number. But to put things in perspective for you, our Zones Landscaping Consultants have created fantastic landscape designs for Kiwis throughout the country for anywhere from $15,000*-$200,000*+.

What are some garden landscaping ideas?

New Zealand is home to some truly incredible native plants that are great for landscaping; nikau palms, New Zealand flax, pohutukawa, silver ferns, and kawakawa to name a few! Opting for native plants in your garden design will give it the best chance to thrive. 

Simple raised planters or container gardens are great if you’re on a budget or don’t have an abundance of space. You can also find affordable hardscaping materials, such as gravel or loose stones, that are cost-effective alternatives to concrete and pavers which require more labour and expertise to install. 

For more garden landscaping ideas, head over to our inspiration and advice page!

What can I expect from a landscape designer?

Landscapers, designers, architects, consultants — you’ve probably heard all these terms before and, while they all work towards the same goal, they each have different jobs, so we don’t blame you for being confused!

A qualified landscape designer’s purpose is to translate your backyard ideas into a feasible design that suits your property, budget, and lifestyle. They’ll consider things like what native plants will thrive, where the sun hits your yard, the topography of the site, and the proposed purpose of the space. They can offer garden ideas, patio ideas, and even recommend specific fixtures and fittings. Their main goal is to bring your vision to life in a way that will last for years to come while adhering to your requests and guidelines.

Why do I need a landscape plan?

Contractors can often be heard saying “measure twice, cut once”. They know there’s no better way to waste time and money than jumping into a project without taking the time to plan properly. At Zones, this concept is deeply ingrained in our process, the majority of which is dedicated to planning. 

Landscaping is about instant gratification, yes. You expect to be able to enjoy your outdoor area as soon as your project is finished. But it’s also about longevity, and the only way to achieve that is through smart planning. Our Landscaping Consultants help homeowners plan their landscapes thoughtfully and intentionally. From choosing which materials will be the best for your purpose to carefully positioning plants in a way that will allow them to thrive for years to come. If you want a fantastic landscape design to enjoy in the present and future, get in touch with the Zones team.

Where are we?

We have landscaping specialists in Brisbane (Inner City), Sydney and Melbourne.

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