Gardeners Christchurch

Client Comments


Just wanted to write and say how pleased we are with our beautiful landscaping. Right from the very first meeting, through to the end product, everything thing ran very smoothly.

We could not have hoped for a better team of people. Craig the designer and gardener came up with some lovely ideas that have really made the difference from a very plain back yard to now being an eye catching space that is wonderful to spend time in and flows perfectly from indoors to out.

Gary, you have been very easy to work with and have kept us informed right the way through of costing and where we were up to. Your whole team were all really professional and were easy to have around the property doing the work.

Chris and I would certainly not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting work done. We would definitely use you again for any other work needed.

Nancy and Chris Dever


Gary was a great find; a practical enthusiastic garden landscaper who interpreted the designer's basic plan and integrated it to what he heard from us. He would really listen to our words, thoughts and concerns. There was prompt and excellent follow through on the job. We could not recommend him more highly.

Cam Odlin


I thoroughly enjoyed Gary's creative and gentle presence in our evolving garden. He gave really helpful advice and encouragement to a novice gardener. He is a craftsman in the landscaping profession.

Elizabeth Abbott


The brief we gave to Silver Tussock was for an inconspicuous wire trellis which would ultimately support several climbing plants. It had to be placed on top of a dry stone wall running the entire length of our property and it had to be in keeping with our brand new modern architecturally designed house. The result exceeded all expectations. Gary used beautiful square stainless steel posts with three very taut stainless steel wires running through them, anchored into the wall with stainless steel fittings-inconspicuous and at the same time very stylish. We are thrilled!

Anna Burbury / Sumner


Gary has provided excellent prompt advice, and done a professional job at a reasonable price to restore our retaining wall and build flower garden boxing. I recommend Gary’s services and would not hesitate in asking for Gary's help again.

D Cooper


Gary has just finished tidying and landscaping my garden to prepare it for the sale of my house. Two weeks ago the garden was terribly overgrown and sadly neglected but with Gary's hard work and attention to detail, it is now the main selling feature of my home. My Real Estate agent was astonished at the difference and is already referring clients to Silver Tussock. Gary was genuinely interested in working with me to achieve the end result that I wanted in a very short time and for a reasonable cost. He constantly kept me informed of progress and any changes required to our plans and assisted to keep costs to a minimum. I had complete faith in the quality of his workmanship, was truly impressed at how much he was able to achieve in a short time and would not hesitate to recommend Gary and Silver Tussock to anyone.

Thank you again for the fantastic job you and Steve did.

Melanie Henrikson Templeton, Canterbury.


Gary has been responsible for the overall management and continuing development of the grounds and garden at Cashmere Heights Luxury Home stay for the last 18 months.

He has taken great pride in the results he has achieved and deservedly so. I had major problems with the drainage and irrigation systems, which Gary successfully resolved. He has carried out a programme of landscaping, making structural changes and planting with excellent results.

Thanks to Gary I now have a beautiful garden, which my guests love and enjoy relaxing in. The garden enhances the house and is an extension of the guest accommodation. It also compliments the lovely views from up here on Cashmere hill.

I am constantly asked, "who is your gardener?" Gary works in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Gabrielle Hinchey (owner/manager Cashmere Heights Luxury Home stay)


Gary, and his team, worked for us establishing part of the new garden when we built our hillside property 2 years ago

Apart from undertaking the practical aspects of our job, Gary was able to discuss the various options we could adopt (plans, budgets, etc.)

In all respects we were happy with the job he, and his team, completed. He was driven to complete the job on time and was prepared to work from dawn to dusk, in poor weather, and in the weekends to achieve this, which he did. The quality of his workmanship was excellent, and no problems have been evident after 18 months following the completion of the job.

Gary was easy to communicate with, and readily understood what we wanted. I would have no reservations in recommending Gary, and would use him again.

Suzy Hamilton 24 Rapanui Ridge