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Auckland the centre of landscape design excellence

Auckland the centre of landscape design excellence

Clever landscape designs and excellent implementation secured ten awards for Auckland company Natural Habitats at the Landscape Industries Association's (LIANZ) biennial awards which were held on Monday 5 April in Christchurch.

The judges who include sculptor Virginia King and Jack Hobbs of Maggie's Garden Show fame were impressed by the company's landscapes that were selected from New Zealand's most outstanding design projects. With two gold, six silver and two bronze awards their designs clearly showcase the best New Zealand has to offer.

Natural Habitats' design manager Mike Jack was thrilled with the peer recognition for their work and said, "We've always considered our landscapes to be at the cutting edge of design but it's absolutely fantastic to be recognised by the industry."

Natural Habitats' winning designs are often deceptively simple yet of a timeless quality and expertly crafted. They include innovative design elements and pristine pools or water features, accompanied by solid stone walls and wrought iron gates, with stunning plantings completing the scene.

The awards represent projects from the two major landscape professions in New Zealand: NZILA (NZ Institute of landscape architects) and LIANZ (Landscape Industries Association of NZ).

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) president Di Lucas said "These awards are an important opportunity for clients and the public to see what is current best practice in this profession."

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