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DESIGN FEST

Our members admiring Ben Hoyle's garden

MEMBERS

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CONTACT

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Andy Hamilton - Current President 

GARDEN DESIGN SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND

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.

GARDENS ON PLINTHS
Designed by Garden Design Society members. 

WHO ARE WE?
 

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Auckland
    Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Auckland
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    School of Architecture & Planning, Room 421E-311, Architecture Level 3 Exhibition Space, University of Auckland, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland Central 1010
    GDSNZ is proud to be bringing Kathryn Gustafson to Aotearoa in February/March 2024. This is a long-awaited visit from a globally renowned Landscape Architect. Kathryn will deliver an evening lecture in Auckland and Wellington and two masterclasses in Auckland.
  • Kathryn Gustafson - Masterclasses
    Kathryn Gustafson - Masterclasses
    Feb 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    School of Architecture & Planning, Room 421E-311, Architecture Level 3 Exhibition Space, University of Auckland, 26 Symonds Street, Auckland Central 1010
    GDSNZ is proud to be bringing globally renowned Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson to Aotearoa in February 2024. Partnering with Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland, Kathryn will deliver two masterclasses at the School of Architecture and Planning in Auckland.
  • Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Wellington
    Kathryn Gustafson Lecture, Wellington
    Mar 07, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Wellington School of Architecture, Lecture Hall 1, Te Kura Waihanga, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington
    GDSNZ is proud to be bringing globally renowned Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson to Aotearoa in February/March 2024. Partnering with Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, Kathryn will deliver an evening lecture at Te Kura Waihanga - Wellington School of Architecture.
  • HIKOI Trip | Japan in Spring | 2 - 16 April 2024
    HIKOI Trip | Japan in Spring | 2 - 16 April 2024
    Apr 02, 2024, 12:00 AM – Apr 16, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Japan
    Our very own long standing Accredited members Penny Cliffin & Ian Henderson are HIKOI Garden Tours. HIKOI Garden Tours have successfully led garden design tours around the globe and are planning another garden design trip to Japan in April 2024. Read on to see how you can join them.
  • 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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