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Landscaping made Epic: Epic Landscapes

Established in 2019, Epic Landscape Design may be one of the new kids on the block but with over 20 years’ experience, a whole heap of horticultural knowledge and a recent acceptance into the New Zealand Master Landscapers Association, it’s fair to say owner Luke Robertson knows what he’s doing.


The secret to success? “Listening to the client and creating a space that meets their wants, needs and desires,” he says. And what he’s been hearing a lot lately is the desire for outdoor entertainment areas.

Much like the courtyard garden for a client in Merivale featured above and below with two multi-use areas designated

to cooking, dining, and lounging. With no space for table and chairs, the bar leaner creates a practical separation between the two spaces. What a place

to enjoy the city’s everchanging seasons.

Looking to level up your landscape? Take the next step and contact Luke on the details below.

Contact Luke Robertson, Landscape Designer and Horticulturist on 027 688 4155 or email


Dabbling in design: Willow Landscapes

Some of you may know Carl Gildea of Willow Landscapes for his wealth of knowledge in landscaping and construction. But in order for his business to grow, so did his skills and knowledge. Enter the Diploma in Landscape Design. Finishing at Christmas time, it gave Carl a whole new appreciation for the art of landscaping.


On top of now being able to provide concept plans for back gardens, Carl explains he has “learnt so much about how garden shapes and lines make it more of a pleasing place to be”.

“We specialise in residential spaces; we look at it from above and fit everything they want in their garden.”

Every space will have a different end goal; every customer and project is unique – from tropical to native looks and anywhere in between.

“Gardens are designed to be your own personal holiday – somewhere to relax, entertain and play.”

Paving, decking, raised planters, water features and entertainment areas are just a few of the amazing ways Willow Landscapes can give your outdoor area that much needed facelift.

Aside from being a master at what he does, Carl is also very easy to deal with.

“I’m the designer, the project manager and onsite 60 percent of the time. So, you’re dealing with one person from start to finish.”

For a free quote and design inspiration, phone Carl on 021 536 442


Combining landscape with design: Wood Ltd

By combining landscape with design, Wood Ltd create unique commercial fit-outs and civil landscapes that stand out, commanding attention, while seamlessly blending into their surroundings.

The Christchurch-based landscape company specialise in developing innovative, yet practical and liveable spaces that weave in the beauty of nature and environment.

Recent inner-city projects include The Welder courtyard – a stand-out with its bright, inviting colour palate, green foliage and timber flooring – and a magical rooftop playground at The Crossing Preschool.

Another specialty is designing and installing native living roofs and walls, like the one that has recently adorned the side of the Plymouth Lane courtyard (Cashel ‘container mall’ courtyard).

At every stage of a project, from design through to build, Wood Ltd works alongside the client and the underlying landscape, with a focus on design, sustainability and the use of quality products.

Proving they are adaptable to a wide range of design, fit-out, civil and residential build jobs, the team also uses the skillset diversity to design and build intrepid walking tracks such as those for the Pure Pod accommodation throughout Canterbury and are currently building a nature playground in Kirwee.

For more information, phone 027 783 5722 or email


Gorgeous green spaces: Styx Landscaping

Launched in 2005, Styx Landscaping is set to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary next year, and founder Glen Thomson and his partner Elly are proud to have grown their company so successfully that it’s now one of the most trusted names in landscaping and property care.



From decks, fences and all aspects of hard landscaping through to ready-lawn laying, irrigation, garden and lawn maintenance and so much more, this business covers the complete A-Z in green space requirements. Every step of every project, whether the planning and creating of a new garden from scratch, or giving an existing but dated garden a makeover, is overseen by Glen and Elly and carried out by them and their dedicated team.

Administrator Elly says Glen’s vast and extensive horticultural and landscaping knowledge, plus their reputation for completing a job quickly and efficiently, has built strong client relationships. “Our clients know we deliver outstanding results, and should any unforeseen problems arise, we’re great at finding solutions that are both cost-effective and sound.”

With an eye to 2020 and beyond, this dynamic duo plan to continue growing the Styx Landscaping brand by exploring further horticultural pathways. Elly, who is already halfway through her Diploma in Landscape Design, has a keen interest in the environment and sustainability; couple this with Glen’s passion for, and pursuance of, quality work and workmanship, and the future of green spaces in Canterbury promises to be nothing less than stunning.

Phone Glen on 027 439 7963, or Elly on 027 567 0016. For more information, email or visit




Luxurious Landscaping: Wood Ltd

When it comes to plants, landscaping, or even creating your own living roof, Wood Ltd is no stranger to creating unique, functional and beautiful spaces in any site. Specialising in combining meaningful, site-based design with thorough landscape construction, Wood Ltd is able to go above and beyond what is deemed to be the norm, giving your project a quality and finish which is totally unique.




Wood Ltd is owned and operated by Landscape Architect Steffan Kraberger. Steffan and his team’s experience and creativity leads to a unique approach to landscape design-and-build where no job is too ambitious or project too tough. With a vast portfolio of completed projects and plenty of repeat business, Steffan and his team often have their hands full with clients wanting that special something.

Whether it’s creating lush courtyards throughout the upcoming health and wellness development ‘The Welder’, creating living roof systems on The Crossing’s new rooftop Early Childhood centre, planting the 112 Cashel Mall living wall, or cutting walking tracks to the PurePods now scattered throughout Canterbury, Wood Ltd is going from strength to strength, and only just getting started.

If you want to know more about how Wood Ltd can bring your wooden project to life, stop by their office at 474 St Asaph Street, Phillipstown, or contact Steffan directly at




Growing Team & Service Range: Oderings Landscaping

As Oderings Landscaping moves into its fourth year of providing landscaping services to the greater Christchurch region, it’s exciting to see how much it has grown. From a small team of three staff, it has grown to a busy team of eight. With this growth the team can now offer even more quality services to clients.


The addition of the qualified Landscape Architect Sasha was an integral step in this expansion process. Sasha’s primary role is to support clients through the garden consultation, planting plan and professional concept design process.
“Landscape design gives me the opportunity to get creative with plant composition, landscaping materials and spaces. Seeing a client’s landscape dreams come to life and seeing the joy it brings them is why I love being a Landscape Architect,” Sasha says.
There are many elements to consider when creating the garden of your dreams, especially around plant selection. Sasha encourages clients to think of the following points as part of the consultation process.
• Take stock of your current garden: What are your likes and dislikes? Are there plants that you want to retain? Think about any issues in your garden that you would like to address, for example, are there any privacy or noise issues? Drainage or soil problems?
• What kind of plants do you like and do you have a theme in mind? Do you prefer textured plants, flowers, colourful foliage and does the garden need to have fruit and veggies or be low maintenance? Do you like natives or exotics?
• How much time are you willing to spend gardening? Every landscape requires some maintenance to look good, so the time you intend to spend doing landscape maintenance plays an important role in creating the right design for your lifestyle.
With so much to consider it’s good to know you are in excellent hands. Oderings Landscaping prides itself on being able to see the whole process through. The team has all the experience and knowledge that has seen the Oderings family business thrive since 1929. Oderings Landscaping is there to help with your next project. Whether it’s a full landscape with decks and pathways or help with plant selection and planting plans, they can do as much or as little as you need.
Phone 021 913 747 or email

Artworks Landscape

Striking landscape designs: Artworks Landscape

What everyone is after is a landscape design that’s uniquely individual, the joy of the owner, envy of the neighbours and delight of family and friends.


 Artworks Landscape


Your landscape should reflect your personality and most definitely complement the interior of your home and its architecture. If you’re in the market, look no further than Artworks Landscape Ltd – the company’s Designer Luke Robertson, also a qualified horticulturist, is primarily here to listen first, in order to interpret to your wants, needs and desires.

Whether your requirements are for a new home, a total outdoor renovation, compact courtyard/townhouse or a more ambitious venture, (complete with swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, gas fire, expansive decking, paving and delicious plantings), they can model it to harmonise your lifestyle. “A well thought-out design encompasses not only the site, but how you like to use your space,” Luke says.

“The layout of hard surfaces (paving, decking etc) is the most critical factors to good design – this could be the largest investment in the construction and is the longest serving. Soft landscaping (plantings) can always be updated/modernised at a minimal cost later, provided the fundamental backbone to your design is solid.”


The team at Artworks offers the full service from design to finished construction of the project. It starts with your consultation – so give Luke a call today on 021 409 942 or enquire at


Oderings Landscaping

Grass with class: Oderings Landscaping

Oderings Landscaping helps you ensure that the grass is always greener on your side of the fence.


Oderings Landscaping


The company specialises in all aspects of lawn installation and lawn care. Whether it’s a new lawn, or bringing an existing lawn back to life, the team has the knowledge and skills to give you a lush lawn that your neighbours will envy. What is the function of your lawn? Is it a show piece or to play backyard cricket with the kids? Will there be pets using the area? A consultation with the landscaping team covers these considerations and the surrounding environment to give you a successful purpose-built lawn.
“We are often asked what our secret for a successful lawn is, and our reply is always the same,” Landscape Manager Jeremy Odering says.

“Success lies in the preparation, do it right the first time and your time and effort will be rewarded with a healthy lawn that looks amazing for years to come.” By using the highest quality methods and materials, Oderings Landscaping takes the time to do it right, ensuring there is a good depth of quality topsoil and that the surface is perfectly level before the installation. Depending on your needs they offer the options of instant lawn, hydroseeding and hand-sown seed.

Don’t forget the irrigation! Take the hassle out of keeping your lawn hydrated through the summer months by installing an irrigation system. Depending on your needs and budget, this can range from simple pop ups through to a fully automated system.
To keep your lawn looking lush in the years to come, it’s important to keep a regular routine of maintenance and care. With its dedicated maintenance service, Oderings Landscaping can care for your lawn all-year-round. Services available include scarifying, dethatching, feeding, weed control and more.



For all your lawn needs get in touch today to organise your free measure and quote.


Oderings Landscaping

A growing service range: Oderings Landscaping

Oderings Landscaping is living up to its motto: Consult | Design | Create | Live.


Oderings Landscaping


From the outset in 2016, Oderings Landscaping has gone from strength to strength, gaining a reputation as a professional and reliable landscaping specialist. Its point of difference is its level of industry experience and knowledge. Not only does it offer superior plant knowledge and selection, but also a tailored garden service just for you. The landscape team can do as little or as much as you like, in stages or all at once.


As the landscape department continues to grow, so too do the services it offers. Jeremy Odering, the Manager of the Landscaping department says, “Recently we have been fielding a lot of enquiries requesting garden maintenance. In today’s fast paced life, it is often hard to find the time to do the things we love, never mind the things we don’t! If garden maintenance is a chore for you, Oderings Landscaping can step in to help and we are really excited to offer this to meet our clients’ needs.”
From one-off tidy ups to ongoing maintenance programmes, the landscaping team is offering a range of services including, but not limited to, hedge trimming, fruit tree pruning, rose pruning, tree care, lawn care as well as general tidy ups.


If you are wanting more than maintenance, it also excels in all areas of the landscaping process. Book a garden consultation for advice on what to plant where, or for a full landscaping design, or call for a free measure and quote to have a new lawn laid, irrigation installed, or to add structure in a garden with decking, paving, paths, raised garden beds, fences and more.
The team has all the experience and knowledge that has seen the Oderings family business thrive since 1929; Oderings Landscaping believes in building a relationship with its clients and, therefore, trust.


Get in touch today to organise your free quote, phone 021 913 747, visit, or email