Welcome to the Garden Design Society

The Garden Design Society of New Zealand (GDSNZ) is a non-profit professional organisation offering a wide range of services and activities to support and encourage excellence in garden design.

GDSNZ consists of a wide range of people who share a passion for garden design: practicing garden designers, academics, teachers, students, garden owners, landscapers and others who appreciate the value of skilled garden design. One of our main aims is to encourage and support members to reach new levels of innovation and creativity in their work.

Accredited Members have undergone a rigorous process to ensure they can provide a full professional service in the industry. Designers listed on this site include Fellows, Accredited members and those whose expertise has led to their participation in the biennial Auckland Garden DesignFest.

Our contribution to the world - as a group of enthusiastic garden designers and teachers, we aim to share our passion, experience, inspiration and knowledge, with the hope of raising awareness of the difference good garden design can make to people’s lives. 


Latest News

Sustainable September - Kelmarna Garden - SEP 19th

Our 3rd Annual Sustainable September event and this year we will be visiting Kelmarna Garden in Ponsonby!

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Artist Visit - Jeff Thompson - OCT 13th

The ever delightful studio of Jeff Thompson will be opened to us again so Jeff can share in the delights of his creative practice!

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Garden Tour Taranaki - NOV 1st - 4th

The events committee have once again organised a splendid tour of Taranaki Gardens of interest.

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Moorish Garden Tour - MAY 11th - JUNE 1st 2019


Head off and see the delights of Moorish Gardens through Morocco, Spain & Portugal with our Academic members Penny Cliffin and Ian Henderson of HIKOI Tours.

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