Olson Landscapes was founded by Gavin Olson (Dip.Landscape Design at Unitech, Cert. in Business Management) in 2008, following extensive experience in the UK. In recent years, wife Monika Olson, a designer and make-up artist joined the design team, bringing her own creative eye to the process. That’s why with Olson Landscapes clients might align with one designer, but enjoy the benefit of a second eye. Two heads are better than one!
The rest of the installation team consists of builders and gardeners, who are also very friendly and approachable for an all-round enjoyable and professional experience.
Gavin and Monika have experience working across different landscapes including large commercial projects to small courtyards with high end customised detailing, for builders, architects and directly with clients. They have also been head consultants and installers for sizable housing and schooling developments projects.
Their passion and understanding of the environment and New Zealand flora ensures projects not only look good now but also in the future.
Their love of nature is also demonstrated in landscape rehabilitation projects such as garden community groups, parks and schools, while their expertise is highly regarded, evident from Gavin’s guest appearances as a landscape expert in The Cafe.