Our team is built of experienced designers, gardeners and landscapers who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We all work together to provide a high quality service for all our customers.
Time at the company: From seed
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: Two parts really. We have a great team that work really well together. We take pride in what we do and have fun while we do it. Secondly hearing great feedback on the shop or our jobs puts a big smile on my face.
Previous work: Environmental management. Quite a tree hugger and have been involved in sustainability projects since I graduated. I’ve been a keen gardener since I was a child and have always liked the way gardens make you feel.
Favourite plant & edible plant: Love growing tomatoes. I like the varieties and the instant feedback they give you.
Interests/hobbies: football, music, cycling, time with my son, food and a good beer.
Gardening tip: play the long game. Work smart, then work hard.
Time at the company: May 2019
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: Jumping on the tools and transforming spaces.
Previous work: landscaping, Film Technician.
Favourite plant & edible plant: Probably Rhododendron’s are my favourite, although I do have a soft spot for a Griselinia… hardy, fast growing, great colour. Favourite edible plant would be rhubarb, love a crumble
Interests/hobbies: Football, Carpentry, Beer brewing.
Gardening tip: Start small in one area, the motivation for the rest will soon follow.
Time at the company: Worked at Tim’s Garden since August 2019
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: As a plant lover and designer how could I not love spending my day at the shop surrounded by all things green! An inspiring place and an inspiring team!
Previous work: I ran my own company in Wellington, combining my passion for plants and design for over a decade. Spending time in all sorts of areas, mostly private gardens but also I was involved in creating landscapes and play areas for schools and innovative borders for companies.
Favourite plant & edible plant: I do have a favourite plant, we’ll actually there’s two, eucalyptus trees and bamboo. And I think coriander is a much-loved edible purely because it reminds me of freshly laundered clothes. And as is often the case with favourite things, you can’t quite put your finger on why you like them so much, you just do!
Interests/hobbies: Digging a hole and planting a shrub or tree has got to be top of the list! Watching giraffes and swimming under water with shards of sunlight making everything wobble…..writing letters…yes I still write letters and friends just love receiving them!
Time at the company: Worked at Tims Garden since May 2019
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: I love working for a company which has integrity and is always striving to deliver the best we can.
Previous work: I have a hospitality and Australian conservation background and have worked in a variety of different gardens.
Favourite plant & edible plant: Favourite plant…. that’s not a fair question. Although I worked under a huge rosemary hedge the other day and particularly enjoyed watching the bees on the flowers, the thick old woody twsiting stems, the smell and later enjoyed a rosemary tea. That made me smile a lot.
Interests/hobbies: I enjoy walking, staying in huts, tents and the van. Love being involved with and a part of the community. Keen lover of books, bugs, fungi and the natural world.
Gardening tip: No need to ignore a shady damp corner. There are plants of all sizes and color for every situation. Garden with love.
Time at the company: since May 2019
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: Helping busy people create beautiful garden spaces to enjoy and coming back to see them and keeping them in pristine condition year round. Working with a great team in the outdoors.
Previous work: Most recently for the last 2 years has been a stay at home dad while my wife returned to work.
Favourite plant & edible plant: Euphorbia Obesa (yes i’m the cactus guy) Edible plant would have to be tomatoes, variety cherry i enjoy taking my little toddler Elliott out with me, he loves picking them and munching on them.
Interests/hobbies: As i said i’m the Cactus guy so collecting interesting cacti and succulents. Kayak fishing during the summer months. Spending time at the beach with my son digging holes and building castles.
Gardening tip: Even in a small area you can create a wonderful edible garden.
Time at the company: Since October 2019.
Best part about working for Tim’s garden: Best part is working with a great team and for an environmentally friendly business.
Previous work: I used to own my own gardening business, doing garden maintenance, advice and planning until I’ve sold it nearly two years ago to travel around New Zealand with my partner in a caravan.
I have also worked in a honey center and in a local cafe as well as teaching Belly Dance for many years.
Favourite plant & edible plant: To pick a favourite plant is very tricky, there are so many. I love flowers, peonies and salvias and big-leaved plants like pukas.
Edible plant maybe the quince tree, beautiful blossom, big leaves and fragrant fruit, or hazelnut or rhubarb.
Interests & Hobbies: All of those are great for baking which I really enjoy.
I also still love gardening, dancing, painting and meeting friends.
Gardening tip: Watch your garden throughout the year and notice when it doesn’t look so good, maybe you need a flowering plant amongst there to lift it up.
Time at the company: Since November 2018
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: Working outside with a good team.
Previous work: Studied commerce at Polytech and Victoria
Favourite plant & edible plant: Pohutakawas, because they are natives and bloom during Christmas time. And tomatoes, as they are so easy to use and versatile.
Interests/hobbies: Sports, mainly football and a bit of touch rugby.
Gardening tip: Plant what you love with love.
Time at the company: since October 2019
Best part about working for Tim’s Garden: Working for a local gardening business that is ecologically conscious; in an ‘office’ surrounded by plants with a friendly team and marketing a product I believe in.
Previous work: Marketing, ESL teacher and Forest Ranger.
Favourite plant & edible plant: Bougainvellias for their intense colours and how they add so much character to a building, pergola, veranda. Favourite edible plant is Cavolo Nero 100%, can’t get enough of it!
Interests/hobbies: Nature, sustainability, tiny houses, macrobiotic food, Ayurveda, slow living. I enjoy cooking for my family, nature walks, swimming in the ocean/ rivers, yoga, meditation, reading, life.
Gardening tip: Grow what you love eating, seeing and smelling.