Structured simplicity

For a garden designed to enhance your lifestyle without requiring a lot of hard work, speak to the experts at Better Homes and Gardens
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For some of us, our enjoyment of the garden comes from sitting under a shady umbrella looking at it, rather than spending long hours trimming hedges or pulling out weeds.

Graeme and Fiona Marshall, the owners of Better Homes and Gardens, are garden designers whose speciality is hard landscaping, enhanced by selective planting. The Marshalls' experience includes many years of owning and operating garden centres, a garden gallery and a landscaping business.


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"We are often called on to design gardens for busy people, who prefer more emphasis on structural elements and less on hedges and other high-maintenance planting schemes," says Fiona Marshall.

Better Homes and Gardens' service includes a full consultation and a written report including all costings. The service is personalised to each client and the company can provide builders and other sub-contractors, plants and planting, or clients can organise the work themselves.

View of this outdoor enertainment area featuring landscaped agave, arecales, home, house, landscaping, outdoor structure, palm tree, plant, real estate, sky, tree, walkway, woody plant, white
View of this outdoor enertainment area featuring landscaped bark gardens, stained timber deck, white pebble/stone courtyard, palm trees

In addition, Fiona Marshall has a diploma in interior design, and the company offers a home renovation and interior design consultancy service, including design advice and written costings.

For more information, contact Better Homes and Gardens, 43 Ocean View Rd, Coastlands, Whakatane, phone (07) 308 5900, fax (07) 308 5903. Email: homesngardens@xtra.co.nz.

Mar 31, 2007
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