Let’s create a landscape that is uniquely you.

“A place to feel revitalized, to relax and entertaining with those you love”

  • Get Past Confusion
  • Enjoy the Design Process
  • Love Your Garden
Landscape Designer Auckland
“Overwhelmed with how it will all come together”

A great landscape is more than just what plants to put in – having a garden design that will;

  • flourish and mature into your space,
  • compliment your lifestyle,
  • provide inviting entertainment spaces
  • and not become a maintenance headache is achievable.

There are many important details to think about when creating the landscape of your dreams, we know it can feel a little overwhelming.

At By Design we take the time to understand your vision right down to the last detail. Together we’ll carefully design & plan everything. We provide you with a comprehensive master plan, which can be built all at once or phased over time! This concept has been proven to save time, while keeping you on budget and utilizing your space most efficiently. If phasing the project you can feel confident the end result will be a landscape design that reflects your home and personal style.

You Deserve an Inspired Landscape

Imagine a garden space to relax and unwind.
A place you feel proud to entertain with family and friends.

Avoid wasting time, money, space. Good design is money well spent

Take our design process Feel listened to Let us inspire you

Beautiful landscape spaces that stand the test of time

What we do..

I get it -
You want a great design, but there is a lot to consider.

Hi, I’m Jane a Landscape Architect who partners with my clients to create their dreams gardens and outdoor spaces.

At By Design we specialize in difficult sites, family entertainment areas, pool design and stunning coastal gardens.

Are you ready to take the first steps towards a great design.

“There is no way we could have ever achieved what she did for us. Knowing what plants to plant where, what will work and won’t, visual lines both from inside and outside the house, landscaping materials, soil preparation, planting plans, plant selection and delivery, Jane made the whole landscaping process easy and enjoyable”.

Sarah R.

Our Design Process

Take away the confusion with our pathway to a great design.

Step 1

Pre-Design Clarity

So… we spend a little more time on the research.

Our “Needs and Options Review” will give you clarity with your pre design planning for the project.

This entails meeting with you and discussing your goals in person at the site, and doing some preliminary research to determine any roadblocks and constraints.

We then supply a report that complies the discussions, the research, indicative costs and includes preliminary design suggestions about how to proceed.

Step 2

Design + Documentation

Find a fresh direction with our Landscape Concept design and consultation.

We get how overwhelming it is to visualize you perfect garden. We offer 3D views, images boards & material samples.

Do you have a complex project, where you need a design for Resource consent. Or a swimming pool design, requiring building consent applications to be processed with council.

Having worked through the concept design our Detail Design & documentation phase; is where we provide:

  • Planting plans,
  • Outdoor lighting,
  • Irrigation plans
  • Setting out plans
  • Key details of structural elements.
  • Schedule of works
  • Preliminary Pricing

We will ensure you have all the drawings & information for the accurate quoting and the build phase.

At By Design we enjoy working collaboratively with our clients and their design teams on new builds. The best results come from early involvement.

Step 3


Once you approve your master plan & construction documentation. We offer project management to complete your build.

We obtain quotes, coordinate with our trusted contractors, oversee works on site, liaise between contractors and you the client to ensure your build runs smoothly.

What our client say

Jane was excellent! Our brief for a pool on a site with very restrictive council regulations; heritage and small. Jane worked with us and she provided a raft of creative ideas, she also paid close attention to detail when required. The outcome is fabulous – an efficient use of our back garden which feels so much bigger looks wonderful and includes a swimming pool!

Fiona K

We found Jane listened to what we were trying to achieve and delivered a design which exceeded our expectations. We opted to do the planting ourselves but Jane organised the plants and their delivery thereby making the whole process very easy for us. We are thrilled with our new garden and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jane to anyone wishing for a beautiful garden.

Jim & Dianne J

Thank you, Jane, for making my property look amazing! Everyone comments on how awesome it looks – from people out walking,
to the grocery delivery man – they all admire the landscaping. Being
someone who is not very green fingered myself, I relied on Jane for
everything – and she did just that… everything

Anna S
Learn More About the Garden Design and Construction Process

We’ll guide you through every step of the garden design process, providing you with whatever support you need. We also believe it’s important to provide you with as much information as possible on what we do and why we do it, as well as what is possible and where challenges can arise.

Design Discovery Call

Have you got a garden in need of modernisation or even a blank canvas but you don’t know where to start?

Start here and take the first step.
Request a free “Design Discovery Call” with Auckland Landscape Architect,

Jane McGuffie from By Design.

    After our call, you'll walk away with:
    • Clear steps on the design process and how to get your project started.
    • Information on our Needs and Option Review
    • Peace of mind knowing your on the right track.

    Jane was faced a difficult task, however she remained persistent to create a design that we would love” We can’t wait for summer. Jane recommended our landscaper and we are also thrilled with the job that he has done. The whole process from start to finish was easy. Thank you Jane, we love our garden.
    Simon H.

    By Design