Living Landscapes About Us


Director Micha Mahler

Having grown up in a small village in the Black Forest in Germany, Micha (pron. "Meecha") acquired a love for nature and plants from a young age. After finishing his landscaping qualifications in Stuttgart in 1987 he worked with two different landscaping companies before establishing his own business in Germany. Immigrating to NZ in 1993, he then established Living Landscapes in 1995.

“Our philosophy is simple – we want you to have a beautiful garden that you’ll enjoy spending time in. We work with you to achieve this goal, using our imagination and skills to create the right garden for you." 

Living Landscapes puts you, the client, at the forefront of the project and always remembers that it's YOUR garden, your haven and has to suit your unique lifestyle.

Since 2006 Micha has also been working as a part time tutor for Hort Training NZ.

"We developed training courses for NZHITO (NZ Horticultural Industry Training Organization), teaching landscaping apprentices. I believe training and education is a key element for professional workmanship."

Mark is a former potter and artist, he has been working with Living Landscapes for the last 8 years and is passionate about natives and plants in general.

Mike has 11 years of landscaping experience and is also very experienced in construction work.

Greg has been with us for the last 3 years and loves to drive our machinery.

Logan Brown is our qualified ecologist and enjoys being hands on.

Rob has completed a Certificate in Landscape Design and combines these skills with practical experience.

Nathan, Tony and Braden are the young ones in our team and are keen learners and apprentices.

Sabine is our admin person.


Working with Micha and his team on our project at the front of our house was a pleasure and it restored my faith that there are skilled
contractors out there who know what they are talking about and delivered a quality finish. If your looking for an excellent Landscaper who from our experience" Goes the extra mile ", then you've found him. I would have no hesitation in recommending Micha for your Landscaping needs.

Daren Manks