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Andy Hamilton - Current President 


The Garden Design Society aims to inspire its members, and to support them in providing excellent design services for their clients.
It grew out of an informal group of designers, meeting back in the 1990s, seeking to create a professional support network / organisation for garden designers. The group was formalised as the Society by staff and senior students at the Unitec Department of Landscape and Plant Science in 2002.

Designed by Garden Design Society members. 


The Garden Design Society consists of a wide range of people who share a passion for garden design: practicing garden designers, academics, teachers, students, garden owners, landscapers and others who appreciate the value of skilled garden design. One of our main aims is to encourage and support members to reach new levels of innovation and creativity in their work.

  • Pechakucha 2024 | Humanity. How people and communities inspire creative processes.
    Pechakucha 2024 | Humanity. How people and communities inspire creative processes.
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Eden Community Church & Livestream, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
    Our famous Pechakucha night is back! Arguably our most popular event of the year when 7 of our accredited members will entertain, educate and inspire us and fill the hunger in us all to know what each other are doing and thinking.
  • Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024
    Auckland Garden DesignFest 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Nov 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Selected Private Gardens Auckland wide, Auckland, New Zealand
    Our premier event, the Auckland Garden DesignFest, brought to you by GDSNZ, Rotary Newmarket and Dove Hospice & Wellness, returns for its 7th time this November. Read on to find out how you can be involved.
  • Te Tiriti workshop 2 | Unitec Marae Visit | POSTPONED
    Te Tiriti workshop 2 | Unitec Marae Visit | POSTPONED
    Time is TBD
    Unitec Marae 'Te Noho Kotahitanga' , 139 Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025
    Unitec marae visit and education session including waiata practise, education on history, construction and pou references of the whare whakairo, significance of the whenua (land/surrounding area). We will be sharing kai (lunch).
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