gardens should capture the
beauty of nature around us,
be timeless in their application
and help us feel rejuvenated
and relaxed

design and planning pageorganics permaculturetalk and workshops page

CARL PICKENS...

is a Landscape Architect with a passion for beautiful design and great functionality. He brings an attitude of professionalism and integrity to every design project, and responds accordingly to the individual preferences of each client. Carls exhibition gardens have won multiple awards including Gold and Silver Distinction medals at the 2009 and 2010 Ellerslie International Flower Shows.

Design services vary from site master planning, to preparing detailed planting plans and managing the construction phase of a project. Carl is able to present sustainable design options to his clients, and works in a hands on capacity on-site where the creative or technical aspect of the job benefits from his ability to construct the things he designs.

Carl assists a variety of groups and individuals with:

  • Site Master Planning
  • Detailed site design
  • Landscape / visual assessment
  • Permaculture design
  • Construction and planting

how I work

 

To read more about Carl's various areas of design, and to view his PROJECT GALLERIES click the links below...

Lifestyle blocks and city gardens parks schools subdivisions Lifestyle blocks and City Gardens Parks, Schools, Subdivisions

Landscape and Visual assessment Organics permaculture

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Carl often speaks and runs workshops on a variety of topics including: contemporary landscapes, rain gardens, organic growing supertips, and more.
See the talks and workshops page for more details.