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LANDSCAPE DESIGN NZ Transform Your Outdoor Space with DIY Designs

Easy to Build Concepts & DIY Resources 

by Professional New Zealand Garden Designers

If You're A New Zealand Homeowner Looking For Easy and Cost-effective Landscape Design Help, You're In The Right Place...

If you’ve decided you're ready to tackle the transformation of your outdoor space, you'll be keen to get it started pronto so you, your family, and your friends can enjoy it.

But if you're reading this, then you've already started exploring ideas for your gorgeous garden and have figured out that you might benefit from some professional help. That's smart!  Why stress about design decisions, spatial layouts, planting selections, or how to stage the build so it doesn't break the bank. That's what we're here for!

Planning your new garden should be FUN, and we've already helped countless New Zealand families take the stress out of planning and implementing their landscaping projects.

If you like what you're hearing, keep reading to learn how we make it easy & stress free....

  • Use our easy online tool to create your garden wish list & define your must-haves

  • Discuss your specific garden challenges with us during your pre-design consultation. Once we understand your issues, we can give you the solutions. 

  • Kick back & relax while we incorporate great ideas & solutions into a cohesive landscape master plan.

Your garden master plan is more than just a pretty piece of paper!

It's a guide to turning those dreams of yours into a beautiful, functional, low-maintenance garden reality. Enjoy the confidence that comes when you're armed with an overarching vision and can work at your own pace to transform your outdoors into a place you will truly enjoy being in. 

But as you know, planning (the design stage) is only the first part of any landscape project. A design needs to be achievable in order to get built, and that's one of the main ways DIY Designs differ from other design companies!

We specialise in creating garden concepts full of cost-effective, easy-to-build design ideas.

  • If you're a hands-on or DIY type, you can do some or all of the work yourself. Just perfect for when the landscaping budget is tight! 

  • If you plan to contract landscapers for some or all of your build, rest assured! We are recognised in the NZ landscape industry as having the ability and skills to deliver quality, comprehensive concept plans for landscape construction costing & implementation.

  • Most of our clients take a mixed approach. Doing aspects such as demolition, painting & staining, product sourcing, planting & project management themselves, and getting landscape contractors in to do the tricker aspects such as building decks, patios & fences. 

However you approach it, a plan is your guide to success!

Whether you're starting from scratch with a new build, breathing new life into an existing garden with a full site makeover, or you just have one small garden area that needs a spruce up, work with us and whatever the desired style for your property is, from classic, contemporary or cottage, to NZ native plant sanctuary or one of a ton of themes in between, we'll help you create an achievable design that will have you excited to start digging.

Just because we're a design-only company, doesn't mean we haven't got your back throughout the implementation either! If you ever need our support and advice as you start to put the ideas into action, we're right here, and we'd love to hear from you. 

Before you know it, you'll be able to relax and rejuvenate in solitude or socialise on the new deck with company & cocktails. Kick a ball with the kids or just spend quality time as a family making lasting memories. However, YOU dream of using your new and improved garden, if you choose to work with us we'll help you make it a reality!

Click this link to view your design options

Landscape Design NZ Wide Help - What Suits Your Budget!

  • Under $15: Take the DIY Route with a Bang-For-Your-Buck Garden eBook

  • Under $300: Get Personalised Advice during your 1:1 Garden Design Consultation

  • from $2599: Sort your Garden Layout & Planting Scheme with a Garden Master Plan


Ditch Your Disappointing Garden with DIY Designs.

An innovative little online landscape design company with big ideas, giving you expert planting advice & an achievable garden concept!

A garden concept plan is laid out on a wooden table. There's a small potted plant in the background.


Have you ever had a nasty, unexpected invoice?  Then you'll love our fixed-price landscape design NZ services.  Pay upfront using our online system and rest assured knowing there will be no extra costs at the end of your design project. 

There's no waiting around for a design quote either. You can GET STARTED RIGHT NOW with our buy-online system.

Whether you are building a new home, planning a transformational outdoor makeover or your property just needs a modest garden refresh, That’s all good - we’ve got you! 

  • Explore ideas & pull together your hardscape & planting ideas in a cohesive landscape for a staged implementation

  • Get a plan for your landscape contractor, property developer, or for your local council


If you're not sure what to plant, relax. Our cost-effective method gives you expert design and planting advice & you don't have to buy a concept plan AND a planting plan. 

At DIY Designs, we cover it all in your 'All-In-One Garden Master Plan!

  • A 'map' of what to plant where!

  • Helpful Plant ID Photos

  • Informative Planting Specifications (your 'how to' guide to prepping garden beds and planting them out)

  • A Plant Schedule (your shopping list of the plants suggested for your landscaping project). 

Tap into the excellent plant knowledge of our online garden design team. Regardless of where you are in NZ, we’ll ensure you have the right plants, trees, and shrubs for your soil, climate and preferred planting style.



If you're still reading, you'll have figured out by now that we have shaken things up and taken landscape design online!

DIY Designs were the first to bring online garden design to the New Zealand market. Not as a response to covid & lockdowns either!

We were doing it well before then because we saw that it was a great option for you if you're living in a remote part of NZ, or your local options are limited. A lot of our Auckland homeowners choose to work with us online too, because it's just so convenient! 

Regardless of where you are in NZ, you can get the expert help of our award-winning lead designer Kerry, and her talented design team. We'll make sure you are on the right path to achieving your landscaping vision and avoiding costly or ugly mistakes and disappointing planting disasters.


Many fancy landscape designs never even make it off paper due to the high cost of implementation. 

At DIY Designs, we want your dream garden to become your happy reality. A place for you and your family and friends to relax, play, and simply enjoy life together. That's why our specialty is coming up with achievable landscaping solutions, that won't break the bank!

  • Simple, smart ideas to suit your family, lifestyle & property

  • Cohesive garden master plans that can be built in stages, as time and budget allow. 

  • Local or readily available landscaping materials

  • Hardscaping elements you can DIY with ease

  • Ready-made and off-the-shelf garden features you can use to provide some garden wow factor

  • Easy-to-grow plants in the planting style you prefer

Each design is different but all our transformational garden designs begin with inspiration - exploring ideas and options. 

Just purchase one of our garden design services,  and our friendly garden designers will be able to work with you to help you find the ones that will work best for you and your unique garden space.


We are proud to share what previous landscape design clients said about their experience working with us, both online and (in Auckland) onsite. Click to read our google  reviews...

" Can't say enough about Kerry & DIY garden designs!

We'd moved into our lovely house a few years ago and the garden was tidy, but very bland and fragmented. We wanted a functional space we would actually use and overcome our biggest problem - the NE wind. Kerry's design was excellent right from the draft and has given us a functional and beautiful plan. She listened to what we did want and what needed to go and produced a beautiful plan. I'm excited about gardening again after a few years of having no interest.

Can't recommend DIY Designs enough!"       HOLLY - CHRISTCHURCH

Before we begin your landscape design, first we listen....

If you want your outdoor spaces to work for you and your family, they've got to meet your individual needs.

When you work with DIY Designs, we take the time to understand how you live as a family, your lifestyle, and your location. We listen to what you want and need from your new garden, then offer solutions that incorporate your ideas (plus our own) in a way that works perfectly for you, your space, and the way you want to use your garden.

If you let us help you plan your garden, you won't be disappointed!


  • You can jump straight into a full concept design development by purchasing a plan service from our SERVICES page. Once we have all your project info and before we begin your design development, we'll have a pre-design screenshare chat to determine your design needs. 

  • If you’re in Auckland, our award-winning, lead landscape designer can meet with you at your property for an inspirational  'Walk & Talk' GARDEN DESIGN CONSULTATION, and then advise what if any further services are best for your project.

  • If you're elsewhere in NZ, use our Ask-An-Expert ONLINE GARDEN DESIGN CONSULTATION option to get help from one of down-to-earth NZ designers, and then work with us online for any further services to inform your project.


Call Kerry now to discuss your project on 0274 994 093 or submit an email inquiry


Keep up to date with new blog posts, design tips and general news from the landscape industry by following DIY Designs on facebook, or by following our lead garden designer Kerry Speirs on instagram



Our award-winning Auckland landscape designer is based in Titirangi, West Auckland,
Working onlineDIY Designs can help you regardless of where in NZ you live.