Creating home playgrounds: Willow Landscapes

A great outdoor play area encourages the growth of young minds.     Carl Gildea of Willow Landscapes has drawn creative inspiration from his own young family, to install adventure into Kiwi backyards. Lockdowns, logistics and working remotely has sparked a trend for home playgrounds, where it’s easy to oversee the kids having the time […]

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. […]

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With more than 15 years of landscaping and construction experience in England, Australia and New Zealand, Carl Gildea specialises in designing stylish, unique gardens for homeowners to enjoy.     It all began on a working holiday in Australia where he enjoyed the creative and satisfying work of laying paving and building retaining walls. When […]

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Built to last: Willow Landscapes

Carl Gildea is passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces. He’s a perfectionist who after 15 years travelling the world and improving landscapes along the way, finally put down roots in the Garden City. What did he want to do here? He wanted to establish his own company and build gardens that will stand long and […]

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Creating exceptional exteriors: Willow Landscapes

Even on a gloomy, drizzly winter’s day, the view from Carl Gildea’s workplace is spectacular. Carl and his Willow Landscapes team are high on the hills above Halswell laying out a New Zealand-themed garden complete with a koru-shaped feature pathway and rocks of every shape and size. “We were given a basic concept plan drawn […]