The perfect partner to create
your perfect garden!

Bill Howard’s “Landscape Artistry” started in the UK in 1998 providing inspiration, skills and reassurance to garden clients who wanted to create something special. In 2003 Bill and his family relocated to Canterbury, New Zealand and continues to offer Garden Design, Arboriculture (Tree care), and consultancy for garden,and tree development. Bill concentrates on keeping Canterbury beautiful with the following services:
● Tree and Plant consultation for Schools, Sports Clubs, Golf Courses, Private Homes etc.
● Garden design - with a focus on your ideas and future development
● Garden Development - to take what is already there and developing it to what is wanted
● Garden Walk consultation for the enthusiastic gardener who would like a professional opinion and helpful advice
● Landscaping Services to create the garden.
● Landscape maintenance for those specialty gardens that need ongoing attention.
● Other Landscaping services – please call Bill to discuss what you had in mind. To start you next garden project, or to book Bill to assist with your Landscaping needs, please call him on 021 064 7808.

Landscape Artistry

Our aim is that the effect of the work we do and the advice we give, whether designing a garden or reshaping a tree, will improve the overall character of the object and its surroundings - in an artistic way.

Tree Wizardry

Our particular niche, (‘Tree Wizardry’, if you wish!), tends to the unusual, the intriguing and is generally associated with the reshaping of Trees, either singly or as groups, and helping their definition in gardens settings or larger ornamental spaces.

Garden Alchemy

We turn the garden you’ve got into one you’ll love and enjoy even more.
An established garden can become overgrown very quickly. There are ways to bring these back to life; emphasizing the good stuff, reducing, removing or replacing the outdated or overpowering.

Meet Bill

As a small boy, Bill could be found in the garden – mostly climbing trees or digging holes. These days,  --------        well,  people don’t change much do they! Bill’s deep interest in trees, plants and their relationship to people, provides him with a vocation that will last a lifetime. In the UK,  after early days in the Military, Bill decided to make his living indulging 2 of his main interests and started by setting up his ‘Tree and Garden Company ‘. The business worked(!);  particular success coming from Garden Design and Tree Surgery and now, it’s the history and development of Garden Design that Bill finds deeply interesting and that gives context and integrity to his pursuits. The Howards moved to New Zealand in 2003, and have based themselves in Canterbury. The satisfaction in his work continues and Bill’s,  ‘Howard - Landscape Artistry’,  is an established and respected creator and custodian of glorious gardens and  tremendous trees. In his spare time, (between developing his own home and other peoples’ gardens), Bill loves to sail; racing to sooth his competitive side, helping others to try and master the movement of boats using only the air, or just the satisfaction of being on some of New Zealand’s most beautiful water.

Some of our clients

Flaxmere Gardens

Flaxmere Gardens

"Over many years I have appreciated Bill’s artistic eye in restoring trees battered by our extreme conditions mainly wind and snow.
He has always managed to fell trees no longer needed without any damage to others and totally understood his brief
I have valued his advice and enjoyed watching his skill, as he has worked amongst the tree tops cutting out dead wood and making a rather strange specimen look wonderful again!
I recommend him as an arborist above all others."

Penny Zino

Ellesmere College

Ellesmere College

"Bill Howard was contracted to provide an assessment of the trees on our school grounds of 7 hectares . We found Bill to be knowledgeable, encouraging, and enthusiastic. From his valuable contribution we are able to compile a comprehensive report on the health and safety of our trees for future planning."

Darryl Cousins and Maria Halloumis
Caretakers, Ellesmere College, Leeston

'A&L' - Swannanoa

'A&L' - Swannanoa


"Bill did a landscape design for us which brings us more joy every year. He took the time to work with us and address our desires and uncertainties and the results speak for themselves."


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Bill Howard – Landscape Artistry

Landscape Design, Arboriculture and Garden Care in Canterbury since 2003.

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