Rural Design story featured on  Country Calendar July 2016

Rural Design story featured on  Country Calendar July 2016

Consulting, planning, project management, plant supply and planting services for all or part of your property development. For iwi, local & regional authorities, community groups, surveyors, engineers, planners, landscape architects landowners.


90% plant survival guaranteed. Faster growth rates and the best plant prices in town

We own and run the nursery and lead our own experienced planting and maintenance team. Efficient propagation on scale allows us to provide high-quality plants at the best price

Competitive pricing and quick smooth process for transforming your landscape

We offer the complete package from site assessment through to plant supply and planting from our own nursery. We are a "one-stop shop".

Excellent advice leads to successful outcomes

Family operated business  since 1984 - Qualified ecologists with more than 7 years of practical experience

Faster consent processing with  higher chance of success

We can facilitate and project manage all land resource consent processes that require engineers, surveyors, planners, ecologists, arborists. We have excellent internal relationship's with local and regional authorities.


See some of our successful projects


Rural Design is a family business, strong in philosophy and values. Established in 1984 as a result of the need for a changing attitude towards land and the way it is use. We realised the need to be looking at sustainable long-term landuse practises by analysing the lands capability and identifying patterns of appropriate landuse using visual mapping techniques.

  • Who is Rural Design
  • Philosophy
  • Our History
  • Rural Design Staff

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From site planning through to design and planting. Services include:

  • Full Resource Consent Process Assistance.
  • Ecological Assessments and Reports.
  • Wholesale Native plant nursery on the farm - full range of native plants including wetland plants.
  • Property Design including Orchard, Farm Forestry and Permaculture Design
  • Wetland & Riparian Planting services 
  • Urban and Rural Planting and Landscape Work

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