Wellington Gardens Ltd

About Wellington Gardens Ltd

My background:

I have lived in Wellington for over 40 years, and now live in Wellington with my family. My qualifications are a Dip. Hort., and NDH (Hons). I have spent 35 years in the horticulture industry, as a nurseryman, landscape consultant, and lecturer. I have appeared on radio and TV and have written 6 gardening books. I have lectured at Victoria University School of Design and various polytechnics in the past.

Business Philosophy:

The philosophy of my business is to provide quality professional advice and service to my customers. Nearly all of my work is by referral, so my work has to speak for itself. I believe in getting the job right the first time. I use professional subcontractors who specialise in different aspects of the job and I trust to do an excellent job. I believe in carefully listening to what the client wants, and matching these needs with the conditions on the site.

I am a full member of Registered Master Landscapers in the design and soft construction categories. I endorse the philosophy of Master Landscapers, which is to represent professionals in the landscape industry, and have members who are reliable and reputable. This means I have a standard to uphold for my clients, and my clients can have the additional security of a professional organisation to back this up.At the annual awards in 2016 I won a bronze award for Landscape Horticulture - small residential project.

My philosophy ties in with what I have written in my books. In Wellington Gardens, the main emphasis is on observing the prevailing climatic and soil conditions, and matching the planting to those conditions. In the A-Z Pruning Handbook, the emphasis is on knowing each plant, and what are the correct procedures to prune those plants. For this reason I only use professional arborists for my work

Jon on Mitre 10 Marae DIY


Jon has been involved with the DIY marae series shown on Maori TV and produced by Hula Haka Productions. Another LIANZ landscaper, David Clayton-Greene, helped on the series. The landscape makeovers were unique, in that they involved not just the landscape elements, but also cultural and historical elements.

Recent Blog Entries

How to have a great lawn
How to grow edible plants in your garden
Winter in the garden
What to do with steep banks
Spring in the garden
What to do in the garden now its winter
Autumn ( or late summer) in the garden with succulents
Summer in the garden
Spring in the garden
Paths & driveways


“... His ability to interpret my needs into a creative, but practical plan proved to be effortless and took the stress out of a daunting task.” Ruby Ngan Kee

 "We were very happy with the results.  Jon completed everything from design right through to making the design a real living thing of low maintenance beauty!  There were no surprises and he touched base every day to ensure that work was progressing to ensure we were happy with what was being done at the various stages. 

One of the things about Jon is his unique style to keep things kiwi.  Jon embraces NZ’s native flora and fauna.  Even the landscaping materials were in keeping with a naturally NZ flavour using ponga and river stone which contrast but enhance each other.

It was our great pleasure to engage Jon Muller to complete this project.  We not only got a very experienced and successful project manager, landscaper but felt we made a friend also."

Bella & Neil Anderson

Member of Landscaping New Zealand      

Wellington Gardens Ltd: Servicing Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kapiti
PO Box 13-402, Wellington; ph: 04 477 4744; mobile: 0274 794 195
Email: info@wellingtongardens.co.nz; Web site: www.wellingtongardens.co.nz

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