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“Nicky came to see us to get an idea of what we wanted to achieve, and what our preferences were. She delivered a professionally presented draft plan which was fine tuned over a period of time. She was involved in all stages of the implementation. She supplied all plants and other related materials. Overall we found Nicky to be highly skilled in garden design, easy to work with, 100% hands on, very capable and extremely professional. We have no hesitation in recommending Nicky to design and implement a garden of any scale”

Richard and Maria Clancy, Putaruru

“We asked Nicky to give us a plan for the paddock that we wished to transform into a garden, as well as a plant list for an evergreen shelter belt.  She took the time to talk with us about our plans for the outside – lawn, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and particular likes and dislikes, and to understand the limitations of the hilly and exposed site.

It was great to see the preliminary plan and to be able to comment on it before receiving the clear and comprehensive design and we were thrilled with her suggestions and implementation of our own ideas.

It was worth getting professional help to ensure that the underlying structure of our new garden was sound and we would never have managed it as well ourselves. She was easy to work with and her design has given us the starting point we needed.

Marlene and Murray Williamson

“Over the last year, Nicky and the team from elan design have remodelled and reconfigured parts of our existing established garden. A number of large trees had had to be removed and major changes were required. The new garden areas and plantings complement the house and also those parts of the garden which remain unchanged.

Nicky listened to our wish list and developed concepts that made good sense and that we were very happy with. She was very receptive to suggestions and amendments we offered. She and her staff were a pleasure to have around the home and worked efficiently and professionally.

We now have an easy care garden which works well with the outdoor living areas, is a pleasure to look out on, and work in.”

Linda Tarbutt

“We have had the pleasure of having a garden designed by Nicky Samuel. We found Nicky to be a very good listener with the ability to translate our thoughts into the reality of a very workable and most suitable deign for our site. All parts of the process were given to us in writing including the Terms of Payment so it was easy to work to a budget. The Landscape Plan was in colour, to scale with useful notes on the side. Her suggested choice of plants was accompanied by photographs of the plant an brief description of their growing habits, which we found really useful.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Nicky as a Landscape Designer , and we would be happy to engage her services again for future projects “

John and Mary Gibson, Tauhei

“After a recommendation, we contacted Nicky Samuel to design our gardens.
During our discussions we found Nicky to be very friendly yet professional with a great knowledge and love of plants. Her concept plans were very comprehensive and she had achieved our request of an attractive design with low maintenance plantings. We are extremely happy with the end result which is bringing us a lot of pleasure. We have found Nicky to be a real pleasure to work with and would highly recommend her”

Peter and Denise Hartles, Te Kowhai

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