Westbourne Road Newmarket
Carl designed this Newmarket garden in 2013 while working as a contract designer for Silverfern Landscapes in central Auckland. It presented several challenges including the need to retain a mature nikau palm and how to transition parking and pathways over several levels. Carl designed raised beds made of (stained) black timber to accommodate level changes and contrasted these with Waikato pebble pathways laid into Jakmat to provide a firm footing underneath.
I have recently had my property completely re-landscaped. In order to get this done I consulted Carl Pickens, Landscape Architect, to provide me with a plan. The result has been outstanding. It has amazed not only myself but all my friends and family. The property now utilises all areas to the utmost and is a joy to look at. I also found Carl very easy to deal with; amenable to my suggestions but able to lend his expertise and make the major changes required. I therefore can recommend him for any further works without hesitation. I am also happy for an inspection of my property if that would be helpful.
John de Geus, M.D. Westbourne Road, Auckland