FORM | Testimonials
“My wife and I live on a lifestyle block in Dunsandel that was in need of significant outdoor space improvement. We decided to engage the services of Craig Wilson at Form Garden Architecture to assist us with this project as the space is quite large and we understand the importance of connecting the outdoor spaces to the inside and the hardscaping to the plantings. While we thought we had some good ideas of our own, we quickly realised that we were out of our depth and needed the advice of an expert like Craig.
The consultation with Craig exceeded our expectations and the finished result was more than we could have hoped for. Craig’s ability to describe his ideas and then sketch them in front of us was incredible, both Jo and I could envisage the end result and as we didn’t have to wait for drawings to be completed we had something tangible to discuss immediately. We are currently in the process of undertaking the works and look forward to turning Craig’s vision into a reality.
I work in the home construction industry and have dealt with various landscape designers over the years....Craig is the best I have ever dealt with. He is professional, talented, realistic and very personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering undertaking a landscaping project of any size.”
My Build Sorted, Christchurch
"Craig’s knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for his profession is truly infectious.
Not only is Craig hugely creative with a great knowledge of plants, design and growing conditions, he is also very practical. What we really have enjoyed since working with Craig is he actually listens to our ideas, understands what type of people we are, and then comes back with a landscape plan that
makes sense of our crazy ideas!
He has assisted us in every facet of our landscape plan and we are so excited to see everything come to life. We have now recommended Craig to three other friends whom all have been suitably impressed."
Daniel De Bont
Owner/Directors, Blue Sky Realty, Otahuna
"We met with Craig having already made a plan for our courtyard- what we had come up with definitely was basic but served its purpose of tidying up our unsightly post earthquake courtyard. Craig sat with us and listened to our vision for the space and what we required from it -he then got to work, and this is where he just simply flowed with exciting and achievable ideas. He then returned with a sketched plan that absolutely blew us away- we never thought we could achieve these results- and it was definitely not a plan we could say no to!
Now that our courtyard has taken its new shape - we can see everything in full scale with all the little details that make everything just flow and make sense. Thanks Craig - we look forward to enjoying our stunning courtyard for years to come , it is now a true pleasure to look at and entertain in."
Richard and Jennifer Grady
Owner/Directors, The Painters Ltd. , Christchurch
Very pleased with the results ... Had friends round on Saturday and they all thought it made such a difference and one of our gardening friends actually drove past as they said it had changed the whole look...
So money well spent ...
Many thanks for everything. We have no hesitating in referring you to others and in fact have done that already.
M and J Partridge
Linden Grove, Christchurch
“I totally recommend Form Garden Architecture. Craig has a great way of presenting his ideas in a way that incorporates your own thoughts and plans. The results are already showing after 6 months with neighbours and strangers stopping and making great comments. It can only improve as the gardens mature.
"Craig produced landscaping plans for our last 2 properties and we have been thrilled with the results . Both sections were completely different sizes and styles , our needs were meet both times . He even offered ideas for future improvements which we are slowly working towards ."
Angela and Richard Jones
Owner/Directors , Gods True Beauty Photography , Prebbleton
"Just thought I'd let you know that our landscaping is nearly all complete, with the deck built and all the plantings and lawn done.......We are really pleased with how it has all come up - feel free to do a drive-by or drop in any time you are around this way. Thanks for your work - it has given a fantastic result we're really happy with"
Paul and Sharon
Waitikiri Subdivision, Christchurch
"I thought I would touch base with you and let you know that the house and garden are now completely finished... we used your exact layout plan....We are very pleased with the layout and think you did a splendid job with the design.
Sandra and Tony
West Melton, Canterbury
Thank you for great service. After a pretty traumatic building project it was refreshing. We liked your process in which you elicited out what we liked about the existing, what we aspired to have and quite quickly drew up a concept plan which incorporated our wants. Thanks again and we hope you will drop in sometime to see your pencil lines in constructed form.
Cheers, Ollie and Brenda
Craig to be friendly, helpful and understanding of our needs, We now have a plan of action that we can roll out and will call on Craig again if we need additional help with our plans.
Craig's has an enthusiastic professional manner. He had brilliant vision and made some wonderful suggestions which has allowed us to move forward with our project. Craig's visit far exceeded our expectations. We would thoroughly recommend Craig.
Easy process, very knowledgeable and helpful. FORM did an on-site consultation and drawing for us, including planting plan. Great service and advice, would definitely recommend.
Craig was exceptionally helpful in sketching our landscape plan. He has a vast knowledge of planting and hard landscaping. He instantly knew how to bring the best out of our space & had a impeccable vision. This was an extremely smooth process and Craig listened and facilitated each and every one of our requirements.
We look forward to using Form Garden Architecture again as we continue our current build and for any projects in the future.
We were really impressed with Craig's design. far exceeded our expectations and really added value to our property and created really great outdoor spaces. The selection of trees was excellent and his sense of space and design was really creative. Craig was really easy to deal with a thoroughly professional through the whole process. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone else looking for a landscape architect.
This is the second time I have used the services of Craig of FORM to draw up designs for my garden. He takes time to understand what the client wants to achieve, draws up amazing plans with planting schemes and just makes the whole process easy. Therefore, I highly recommend him.
Craig's number was passed on to us by someone who thought highly of Craig's work and we were pleased that we made the choice to go with him right from the start. Thank you for sitting down with us and asking what our vision was for our landscaping. What impressed us was Craig's passion and knowledge and also we valued his recommendations.
He has since come back to check on how the plants etc are growing and has given us handy tips to enrich our landscaping. We wanted something a bit different out the front area of our house because we have quite a lot of space to fill and he suggested a mound.
We have had many comments of how great the mound looks and also the landscaping in general from people we know and passers-by if we our out in the yard gardening. We take pride in what he has done and would highly recommend Craig to design and plan for others.
Was very good to catch up yesterday . It was a very rewarding and productive meeting . We loved your approach , presentation and ability to brain storm knowing full well of what we were trying to achieve with our family home . It was a pleasure to spend more money on our indoor outdoor flow from the kitchen and living area .
Thank you very much for your very positive input to our home . All the very best .
Rob Archer, Te Whariki, Lincoln
I have attached some average amateur photos of our 99% completed landscaping.
We would just love to take the time to wholeheartedly thank you for the superb plan, planting guide and the entire process. Working with you has been an absolute breeze and we have loved how you listen and took in what we wanted in our garden. You made it so easy! We love it.
As the planting has taken place even Matt said ' there is not a plant or area of this garden that I don't love'.
It has been fun getting the plants and seeing your vision all come together, so thank you!! We now only wait with anticipation as to how the plants grow into their spaces!
Once again thank you so very much!
Kate and Matt , Avonhead