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Green Therapeutic Landscapes

Christchurch landscape company Green Therapy, with its distinctive designs attracting nationwide attention, is making its presence felt in the Southern Lakes.

The company took top honours at the 2022 New Zealand Landscape of Distinction Awards winning the Supreme Landscaper of the Year Award for Queenstown property Bob’s Cove Retreat.

Owner and principle designer Bryce Coulter says the project was unique for its diverse natural landscape which is subject to extreme weather conditions.

“ It was a wonderful project and a labour of love for five years and our team was delighted to receive the recognition. Over 98 per cent of the planting is native to fit harmoniously into the surroundings which have numerous plant and animal pest issues to deal with. The final design embodies strong environmental practices such as eco-sourcing to counter this and much of the success was down to regular engagement with our client in tweaking and managing plant establishment. Clear and regular communication during the build process achieved the ultimate results.”


The company was started as a response to the devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes and now offers a full range of services from landscape concept design,  two- and three-dimensional formats to full landscape building services across Canterbury and the Central Otago Queenstown Lakes region.

“The earthquakes gave us a realisation of how important garden spaces are to people,” says Bryce. “Our early clients had potentially years ahead of dealing with insurance and build companies while their house repairs were completed but we could enhance their garden spaces relatively quickly. Many clients also, surprisingly, told us it was their garden spaces they missed the most.”

He says Green Therapy’s expertise is in completing high-end designer builds with nothing  too big or too small.

“Our high-profile developments tend to be architectural builds in both the Queenstown and Christchurch areas. Communication and early engagement with clients and project partners is critical to success in all instances so everyone is working to a clearly outlined brief.”

Bryce Coulter

“We operate a great team culture, none of our team is afraid to put forward their ideas and we are passionate about delivering the best results,” says Bryce. “We have some great new projects coming up in the Wakatipu and always welcome new opportunities. Potential clients can make contact to find out more about our expert services locally for projects finishing in 2023 and beyond.”