Our process starts with understanding your vision and what you want to achieve.
1. Your Brief
Whether you are a developer, architect, planner, or client, we work with you to understand the brief, budget, deadlines and timing of your resource consent lodgement.
Once these are identified and confirmed, we produce a fee proposal, where all of these elements are recorded for you to accept.
2. Our Expertise
Before we get started on your landscape design, we advise you and help you find solutions that will both meet your brief and the requirements of your local authority.
Your landscape design aspects may also heavily rely on the understanding of cultural or significant historical considerations, or even the aspirations of the individual.
3. Your Landscape Design
Once we’ve taken into account all of the considerations, we get started on your landscape designs.
Your landscape plans are created from a good understanding of your architectural drawings, buildings and neighbouring structures – whether it be commercial or residential – and how they fit into an urban context and or community.
And, planning is always required where the urban context meets the natural environment.
Planting selections are based on incorporating aesthetic design elements and creating sustainability, including identifying and allocating endemic vegetation to the plans.
We are very passionate about the environment, and take on the responsibility to protect and enhance it.
Overall, you’ll receive a sustainable and stunning landscape design that matches your brief and ticks all of the council’s boxes.
As a planning consultant, I am often on the look-out for talented landscape designers who can fulfill a brief quickly and efficiently, but also come up with a design which takes a project to the next level. After being introduced to Monika through a client, I have successfully recommended her to homeowners and architects. We have worked together on complex consenting processes for which the landscape design has been the key to getting approval for the project. I have been consistently impressed by the detail of her work, and her thoughtful approach, and I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Alex Findlay (Director, Development Planner) Expanse Ltd
We are lucky and grateful with values aligned with experts in their fields on all of our developments, and on all aspects from start to finish. One of those talented people is Monika from Monika Olson Design who works with us on all of our landscaping – creating sustainable and beautiful landscape designs. She is there at the start and throughout each project, working with our architects and planners to ensure our landscaping works with our design and also complies and receives council consent – a big task!
Eleanor Dorn (Developer) Nest or Invest Group
Monika and her team were great to deal with. They assessed my landscaping issue, recommended a solution, costed it, and then implemented it. Very professional, superb job done, and excellent value for money. And the result is brilliant – a healthy, thriving back garden area.
Tony Oldham (Home Owner)