Cilla Cooper

Design Philosophy

Cilla Cooper designs all types of gardens from small urban courtyards to lifestyle properties. She likes to look individually at each project and ‘tailor make’ to suit the property, taking into account existing features, site conditions, architectural style of the house and what the client’s needs are.

While helping to realise your property’s potential, another consideration should be that the dollars spent add value, and give a return, not just for enjoyment and functional usage of the new environment, but in added dollar value to your property.

The Design Process

A typical landscape project starts with a consultation with the client. It then moves onto a conceptual plan for the property which includes perspective or other drawings to aid your imagination.

After discussion we then move onto the final plan and working drawings.
The design is now ready for implementation, and if required Cilla can recommend landscape contractors to bring the design into reality.

Contact to discuss your project

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Cilla has been designing gardens since 1988 and during this time has been recognised by the Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand (LIANZ) by winning multiple awards in their biennial competitions.

These include:
Gold – Medium Project Division
Gold – Large Project Category
Silver – Small Project Division
One of these designs also won ‘Landscape of The Year Award’ and ‘Best Residential Project’ for that year.

Gold – Large Project Residential Design

Gold – Small Garden Design Category

Gold – Small Garden Design Category