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Our Reputation

30 Years on and still growing strong…

Back in 1978 a young kiwi bloke with a green thumb and a vision of grand gardens bought a contractor’s barrow, a sturdy pair of gumboots and a strong spade – and went into business. This fellow was Graham Cleary, director and owner of Natural Habitats. Not afraid to get his hands dirty, Graham rolled up his sleeves and grew Natural Habitats into one of the largest vertically integrated landscape design, construction and specialist garden maintenance companies in the South Pacific. We are passionate about landscape. We are relied upon to build and care for the landscapes of many of our country’s iconic projects. Based in Auckland, there are local offices in Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch.

 OUR VISION & VALUES

Among our staff are experienced horticulturists, gardeners, arborists, landscape architects, landscapers, environmentalists and project managers – a total of more than 100 fine people. They revel in being a part of an efficient team, adding creativity to concepts and solutions to problems.

Our Vision of what we are creating is:

  1. “We are a FAMILY, built on the foundations of TRUST, RESPECT, GROWTH AND ENGAGEMENT”
  2. “We deliver QUALITY EXPERIENCES to our Customers every time”
  3. “We provide ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD”

 

Our Values guiding our decisions, behaviours and actions towards achieving that Vision are:

“PEOPLE, TRUST, EXCELLENCE, BALANCE”

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Our Awards

Natural Habitats is renowned for the quality of its work and recognized for its award-winning landscape design, build and care.

Over the past three decades, we have won more awards than any other landscape company in New Zealand.

Here are some of our more recent awards

2016 Landscapes of Distinction awards

PGG Wrightson SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE YEAR 2016 AWARD
  • Bricklane – Brickworks (Lynn Mall Shopping Centre)
Landscape Design
  • Gold – Commercial Project – Bricklane
  • Gold – Large Residential Project category – Cliff Top Paradise project
  • Gold – Large Residential Project category – Suburban Retreat project
  • Silver – Large Residential Project category – Remuera Oasis project
Landscape Construction
  • Silver – Commercial Project – Bricklane
  • Silver – Large Residential Project category – Cliff Top Paradise project
  • Silver – Large Residential Project category – Remuera Oasis project
  • Silver – Large Residential Project category – Suburban Retreat project
Landscape Horticulture
  • Silver – Large Residential Project category – Suburban Retreat project
Landscape Maintenance
  • Silver – Large Residential Project category – Cliff Top Paradise project
2014 Landscapes of Distinction Awards
Premier Awards
  • Best Commercial Project for ‘The Geyser Greenwall’
  • Best Special Feature for ‘The Geyser Greenwall’
Landscape Design
  • Gold – Large Residential Project for ‘The Scott Residence’
Landscape Construction
  • Gold – Large Residential Project for ‘The Scott Residence’
Garden Management
  • Gold – Garden Management for ‘The Geyser Greenwall’
2013 ‘Pride of Place’ New Zealand Landscape Architecture Awards
Landscape Design – Rural/Park/Recreational
  • Award of Excellence for Cliff Face Park at Stonefields
2012 ‘Landscaping New Zealand Awards’ won by Auckland Zoo
  • 2012 Landscape of the Year
  • The Living Earth: Best Sustainable Landscape
  • The Dalton’s Landscape Supplies: Best Horticulture Large Project
  • NZ Landscape Supplies: Best Garden Management
  • Naturally Native: Best Use of Native Plants
  • GOLD – Landscape Design – large project
  • GOLD – Landscape Horticulture – large project
  • GOLD – Garden Management – large project
2010 Landscaping New Zealand Landscapes of Distinction Awards
Best Overall Design for Large Project
  • Premier for On Par Home, North Shore, Auckland
Lockwood Homes Best Sustainable Landscape Practice Awards
  • The Parc, Auckland CBD
Large Project Category
Landscape Design
  • Gold – On Par Home, North Shore, Auckland
  • Gold – Setting the Scene, St Heliers, Auckland
Landscape Construction
  • Gold – On Par Home, North Shore, Auckland
  • Gold – Setting the Scene, St Heliers, Auckland
  • Gold – Pool Garden, Panmure, Auckland
Landscape Horticulture
  • Gold for Setting the Scene, St Heliers, Auckland