Damian Wendelborn

Damian Wendelborn


Urbanite Landscape Design
Dip. Landscape Design
Proff. Accred. GDSNZ


021 284 1177





Heaton Grove Birkenhead

This garden design draws on some of the Japanese themes evident in the 1970’s modernist architecture and remaining original garden planting. Simple materials and a mix of native, exotic and productive plants are applied in a deliberate manner and combine to deliver a garden that is strong on style but still human and approachable. Remnants of the original garden are re-used and printed onto the new design. A series of level areas provide for easy outdoor living while several mature trees provide welcome summer shade and an ideal play environment for children.

Clifton Rd, Herne Bay

The success of this small garden lies in a simple, clear design brought to life by craftsmen with an exacting eye for detail. The property lies on a north facing slope near Auckland’s inner harbour, dominated by four mature pohutukawa trees. The main thrust of the design brief was to create a small dipping pool in the rear yard as well as setting aside places for productive gardening, space for young children to play and garden, and improving access up and down the site. Textural materials and planting have been thoughtfully selected to reflect something of Auckland’s volcanic and coastal environment.  

Damian has been practicing as a self-employed garden designer for around 15 years, working predominantly in Auckland trading as Urbanite Landscape Design.  Damian has worked as a garden design tutor at Unitec Institute of Technology and is professionally accredited to the Garden Design Society of New Zealand. 

Often working in collaboration with property owners, architects and developers from small urban sites to larger country gardens, Damian brings creativity, versatility and experience to bear in attempting to connect with and reveal the beauty within any site. 

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