Barbara Garrett

Barbara Garrett


Barbara Garrett Planting Design


09 630 7120


021 441 411


Garden: Entrican Ave, Remuera

Softscape: Barbara Garrett

 The planting brief for the terrace and pool area was for a structured, green garden with seasonal interest of colour and flowers. Creating privacy from neighbouring properties was also essential. The front and drive planting needed to soften the hardscape and create interest at the various levels. The client was keen to have a Buxus parterre and to use a predominance of flowering plants including roses, hydrangeas and perennials as well as specimen trees.

Barbara Garrett specialises in designing planting schemes for gardens. She originally attended Unitec to study Landscape Design in the early 1990s, then started installing and renovating gardens in central Auckland.

During Barbara’s 20-year career she has seen garden styles and plant preferences move from cottage to formal, subtropical to contemporary. This experience has been invaluable in helping her design planting schemes that suit the site, style of the house and hardscape. Barbara creates enduring planting designs that have year-round interest and are based on good structure and thoughtful plant selection.

These days Barbara has a small company that is involved in projects ranging from urban residential sites to coastal ones. Importance is placed on sourcing quality plants and having a capable team of gardeners to install and maintain them. Her company often works with Strass Landscape Developers and other hardscape designers.

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