Team Members

Naomi Gray

Naomi Gray

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Naomi is passionate about creating bespoke gardens and enjoys working with clients to create their dream spaces.

Renee Davies

Renee Davies

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Renee is an award winning landscape architect and ecologist working in private practice and education.

Mel Robinson

Mel Robinson

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Mel is a commercially astute principal landscape architect with more than 13 years experience in the Auckland market.

Jan McGowan

Jan McGowan

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Jan has been designing gardens for 16 years. Having been based in Raglan for the past seven years, she now lives in Hamilton and continues to work all over the Waikato region.

Damian Wendelborn

Damian Wendelborn

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Damian has been practising as a self-employed garden designer for 15+ years, working predominantly in Auckland trading as Urbanite Landscape Design.

James Walkinshaw

James Walkinshaw

ProfAccredGDSNZ

James is a Senior Designer at Xanthe White Design where he has worked collaboratively with others in the team on a range of projects from small courtyard gardens to large public spaces.

Zoë Carafice

Zoë Carafice

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Zoë is a Senior Designer at Xanthe White Design where she has worked for the past 11 years. This position has given her the opportunity to gain experience in all areas of landscape design, project management and installation.

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Nick is a garden designer and landscape architect based in Auckland with over 20 years experience designing, creating and managing private and public gardens in New Zealand and the UK.

Jill Rice

Jill Rice

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Jill Rice has been a landscape architect, garden designer, playground consultant and teacher for 20+ years, based in the Auckland region but delivering advice in her specialist area of design for children’s environments all over NZ.

Alex McClew

Alex McClew

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Alex is passionate about creating unique and outstanding outdoor living environments for his clients.

Diana Fletcher

Diana Fletcher

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Diana Fletcher is an independent landscape designer based in Auckland. Projects range from city courtyards, family gardens and swimming pools to productive gardens and revegetation planting.

Rudolf Iseli

Rudolf Iseli

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Rudolf’s design practice responds to the environment and the context of projects, movement, activation, participation of the user, colour, texture, form, contrast of all elements including plants & spatial integration.

Natasha Iyer

Natasha Iyer

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Natasha Iyer graduated with a Diploma in Landscape Design in 2011 and Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from New Zealand in 2015.

Jane McGuffie

Jane McGuffie

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Jane McGuffie has 20 years’ experience working as a Landscape Architect in New Zealand and internationally.

Bill Holden

Bill Holden

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Bill Holden has been in the landscape industry for over 25 years, and in that time, has achieved award winning status for his work.

Glenys Yeoman

Glenys Yeoman

ProfAccredGDSNZ

Glenys Yeoman has a passion for enriching the physical and emotional development of children. She has worked with children as a teacher and a mother, and now combines this experience with Landscape Design to create Play Gardens.