Hawthorn Landscape Architects is led by Christine Hawthorn. Each project receives her personal attention from the initial client brief to the finishing touches on the ground.
Christine gained her Landscape Architecture degree from Lincoln University and has 23 years experience as a landscape architect running her own company.
Hawthorn Landscape Architects specialises in coastal lifestyle developments for individual owners, estates and developers creating quality subdivisions, private residences and exclusive resorts and lodges.
Working extensively in the Northland, Whangarei and Auckland areas during this time Christine has accumulated the skills and experience for working on large-scale projects as part of a group of specialist consultants. Over this time she has worked along side many of the leading architects and developers.
As a Landscape Architect Christine is qualified to prepare Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment reports and assist as an expert witness at Council Hearings and the Environment Court. Over the course of her career she has assisted with a range of projects including marina developments, subdivisions, houses in sensitive areas, resorts, retirement villages, service stations, and shopping centers.
Christine has a passion for creating a special connection between the outdoor and indoor living environments to produce the most aesthetically pleasing spaces for her clients to enjoy. Each new project is an individually considered response to the vision of her clients. With many years of experience designing in the Auckland to Northland regions Christine is very knowledgeable about what will grow well and flourish on any particular site.
Christine provides conceptual design through to detailed working drawings for a mix of residential and commercial landscape developments. She either gets her team of landscape contractors to implement the design under her guidance or works with the client or other landscape contracting firms. She is actively involved on site laying out the design and plants herself for the landscapers. She project manages the development to ensure the overall vision is realised right down to the last details and within budget so that a high quality finish is achieved for her clients.