Below are a selection of testimonials from clients we've worked with.
"I have worked with Ann on projects she has designed and project managed. Ann's design work is stunning and fits in beautifully with existing surroundings. Ann keeps sub contractors on track and ensures her clients are subjected to a minimum of disruption. Quite a task considering the large areas of earthworks that are sometimes needed. The results at the end of projects look fantastic and several years on, Ann's planting designs really tie things together. I would recommend Ann to anyone thinking of having serious landscaping work done around their property."
Paul Brimblecombe, Paraparaumu
"Thank you so much for rescuing our garden. Your approach and knowledgeable information is your greatest asset. Leaving our loved property in such great hands gives us great ease.
I love how you discuss any ideas and future plans with the garden gives us confidence that what we are after is always done.
Our garden is in great hands the result and healthy look you have created speaks for itself. I would highly recommend you to friends and family as my wife and i are so pleased with what you have created and greatly appreciative."
"Ann and her team of expert landscapers exceeded our expectations in transforming our small but high maintenance section into a low maintenance spacious haven we are now able to enjoy all year round.
Ann’s ideas and design drawings were very detailed and clear. We had some ideas of our own which Ann incorporated with her vision and ideas we never could have thought of. Ann and her friendly team worked incredibly hard on our garden transformation completing the work on time and within budget.
Two years on we enjoy the space created, the very little maintenance required and watching the plants and trees mature.
I would highly recommend Annie’s Gardens for all your Design, Planting and Landscaping needs."
Andrea & Gordon Lyall, Paraparaumu
"We recently had our garden landscaped and chose Ann Davis of Annie’s Gardens to do the design work. We gave Ann a brief outline of what we required which was something reasonably maintenance free and in keeping with a coastal environment.
Ann completely understood the brief and achieved a result that entirely fitted with our own thoughts and we are extremely pleased with our new garden.
We would highly recommend Ann for her gardening knowledge, her ability to immediately understand what was required and for her friendly and pleasant manner."
Jan and Margaret Poland
"So thank you for your creative inspiration and project management, we ended up with something really special – a garden to enjoy, a place to relax and above all a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction seeing what a transformation good garden design does for a property. We can’t emphasize enough how much better our living and outlook has been since creating the garden with you. Thank you."
Juliette and Jeff, Paraparaumu Beach
"Ann was confronted with a challenge when we invited her to help us with a design around our new home and our 1088sq metre sloping sand pit on the Kapiti Coast.
We wanted everything - from the beachy, tropical, relaxing environment around the deck to the ‘good life’- raised vege gardens an orchard, garden shed and a chook house. We had no idea where to start. Ann listened carefully, assessed our needs perfectly and then came back to us with a very exciting concept plan including all the things we wanted – even an enclosed orchard for free-range chooks.
While the work was in progress, Ann was discussing with us, creating our vision changing a few ideas for the better and in constant discussion with the site foreman to achieve the final result.
When it was time to discuss planting we wanted to do it ourselves in the good life part of the section and with Ann’s help in plant choice and design we have been able to enjoy creating our edible garden.
Ann has designed and planted the feature gardens and we are delighted with the results.
Ann was always in communication with us followed up immediately any questions we had and provided us with sound ideas and guidance throughout the process of turning our sandpit into our delightful gardens.
We would highly recommend her to anyone searching for great ideas and excellent service."
Cath and Ken
"Sally and I arrived in Waikanae this afternoon – we were really pleased to discover such a thriving garden and a tidy and colourful front and back section.
Thank you for the work you and your team have done recently. It’s really a very welcoming home now. Cheers"
Philip K, Waikanae
"I have used the expertise of Ann Davis as a landscape and gardening consultant to develop a completely new garden at my home and I can unreservedly recommend her to anyone contemplating some changes in their garden environment.
Having recently moved to the area from Dunedin, I was totally unfamiliar with what types of plants grew best in the local environment. I wanted to transform a very bare and uninteresting “garden” into a much more varied and decorative setting for my new home, but had no idea where to start!
Ann discussed many ideas with me – providing guidance regarding local conditions – and came back quickly with very clear drawings and comprehensive lists of suitable trees, shrubs etc.
The front garden has been landscaped and is looking great – receiving many compliments from family, friends and neighbours!
Ann supervised the job and the necessary personnel from start to finish – from the digging out of the bedding areas, the laying of a paved mowing strip, the purchase and planting of trees, shrubs, roses, border plants and bulbs, the laying and sowing of a new lawn, the purchase and placement of a feature boulder, the laying of bark chips, the plans for a new gateway – this extensive operation went without a hitch!
We are now about to tackle the back garden together!
I have found Ann to be very thorough, very professional – an excellent listener and a well informed guide who helps to mould rather unrealistic ideas into something which is beautiful! I can’t wait until summer so my family and I can really enjoy our “new” landscape!"
Ms Margie Stevely, Paraparaumu Beach
"Hi Ann, We have finally sold our property at Paetawa Road. We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you and your team have done keeping the garden looking so great. We especially appreciate the way you used your initiative and made decisions about what were the most urgent jobs to do. We certainly couldn't have managed all this from a distance without you doing that.
We have a really short settlement period - the new owners will be moving in at the end of this month so we will leave the garden for them now. We will leave your details at the house if you like in case they are interested in continuing on with you.
Again that I you so much for the great job."
Ally, Peka Peka
"In late 2009 my husband and I commissioned Ann Davis of Annie’s Gardens to design and landscape the grounds of our recently purchased property. Being novice gardeners we relied heavily on Ann’s expertise. Ann consulted us in depth of our requirements and was careful to produce plans that reflected not only what we required, but also what would suit our style of home and climatic situation.
These plans were quite substantial including a large paved patio area; a pottage raised vegetable garden, a herb garden and other feature gardens. Ann continually consulted with us and provided detailed written plans with extensive descriptions of all materials and plants that would be used.
Ann met all the deadlines we required and now eight months on we can say that we have not lost one single plant. A lot of the planting was done before we moved into our home so watering after planting was minimal; we feel this reflects on the high standard of plants that Ann chooses.
In closing Ann was a pleasure to deal with, we found that she listened to our needs, put those needs on paper with detailed descriptions, used high quality plants, met our deadlines and we highly recommend her.
Should you require any further information, please contact the writer - (04) 9053300."
Lesley and Andre Blenkiron, Paraparaumu