Mary Anne Ellet

Mary Anne Ellet


021 942 488


Mt Taylor Drive St Heliers

The owner of this small city garden has a busy professional life and wanted a garden in which she could relax and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere, without too much maintenance required. Designer Mary Anne Ellett has selected shade-loving plants to suit the site, creating a garden that feels private, but also offers interesting seasonal changes, softness, colour and tranquillity in what was previously a dry, sterile environment, thanks to the developer. Interesting photos of before and after can be seen on site to serve as inspiration for what can be achieved with the right plants in a small space.

I have been designing gardens in Auckland for 15 years and still enjoy the challenge of creating beautiful gardens that clients love.  There is a strong sense of satisfaction in the before and after.

Someone once asked me what type of gardens I design and my answer was “that depends on my client and the site”.  For me the fun and challenge of designing gardens is to not be restricted by a set style and to keep my ego firmly out of the equation.  There is no doubt I have favourite plants, but again the site and/or clients dreams and needs will dictate what is going to work.

I completed the Diploma in Landscape Design form Unitec and have been gardening for 40 years, developing extensive plant knowledge in that time.

My passion is redesigning existing gardens and transforming them not only into something beautiful, but creating spaces that enhance family enjoyment and activities.


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