Trudy Crerar

Trudy Crerar


Trudy Crerar & Associates Ltd


09 406 2277


021 810 776



Garden: Sarsfield Street, Herne Bay

This very new garden was inspired by gardens of California and by Florence Yoch who designed famous film sets like “Gone with the Wind” and gardens for mogul Hollywood producers. On a much more modest scale the garden responds to the deco period of this landmark apartment building, circa 1920’s. There were many challenges to transform a barren overlooked space into the enchanted garden we have today.

In time bougainvillea will drape from wires as a vibrant veil, alluding to a greater depth of space. Callery pears will provide a pleached hedge to the exterior and a plethora of perennials with fill the air with perfume and hue. The clients now have an abundance of wildlife and enjoy the simple daily pleasure of feeding tuis and doves. 

“Designing and building gardens is a compelling journey for me,” says Trudy. “At its best landscape design is art. It has the ability to change people’s worlds, their lives”. Trudy has been designing gardens for over 30 years. The scope of her work is vast: from intimate courtyards to farms and coastal properties; shopping centres and resorts to gardens for prime ministers. “I design on an instinctive level, beginning with a strong concept to reflect the personality of the site, the client and myself.”

Trudy is a founding member of Clean Waters to The Sea, a group dedicated to improving water quality in Doubtless Bay through riparian planting. She works throughout New Zealand.

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