Karen Wealleans

Karen Wealleans


Changing Spaces Landscape Design
P.O Box 334 091 Sunnynook Auckland 0743



09 410 1995


027 290 4858





Garden: Milford Rd, Milford

Karen’s first impressions of this townhouse courtyard were of an overpowering Phoenix palm and a few non-descript plants. Over several years, she has worked with the owner, a keen gardener, to develop the courtyard in stages. The garden space is now divided into ‘rooms’ for dining and lounging, a spa pool area, vegetables and a service area. There is an eclectic mix of plants –over 25 species – but the overall impression is one of massed planting, peace and tranquillity. Outdoor sofas and planters complete the courtyard and a contemporary glazed metallic Burrelli pot provides a dramatic sculptural element.

Karen Wealleans of Changing Spaces Ltd is a passionate advocate for New Zealand native plants, growing edibles and increasing biodiversity -even in the smallest urban space.

She has a Bachelor of Horticultural Science from Massey University and uses her design and plant skills to create very special spaces for her clients. Her gardens have been featured in Alfresco Magazine, Homestyle New Zealand and NZ House and Garden.

Changing Spaces Ltd offers garden and planting design, organization of landscape implementation and garden maintenance.

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