We wanted to maximise the use of our outdoor space in the back yard and create a multi-use area. It was important to us that we maintained a grass lawn area but we wanted a pool area that was safe for young children and comfortable for people watching the swimmers. The planting needed to provide some privacy and using a stone effect tile was important to us to try and make the area more “natural”. It was important that whole area felt connected to the house. The design intent was to create a pool and spa with outdoor seating area for a family who wanted a space to use together. They primarily wanted a new swimming pool and separate spa with a paved area for couches and sunbeds. It was important to retain the existing lawn level on the right side and create a sunken pool and outdoor area on the left which didn’t feel separate from the lower house level. Access into the pool and spa was a consideration as the Clients parents would be frequently using the pool, so handrails were added to allow easy access. A latter design change on site lead to the pool pump room being moved down and integrated into the retaining wall below the pool area.

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Our award-winning team with over 20 years’ experience can assist with all aspects of Landscape Design and Build. From initial consultation to project completion, our personalised services will transform your outdoor area into inspired Outdoor Living.


  • Swimming Pool Gardens 
  • Residential Gardens
  • Lifestyle Blocks 
  • Bespoke Design Concepts 
  • Custom Built Outdoor Living

Founded by Robert and Ellis Luijten in 2000 and joined by Greg Dreyer in 2013, Luijten Landscaping has enhanced the environment of homes and companies throughout Auckland for almost two decades. The company deals equally with residential and commercial clients. We are a family business and believe in building lasting relationships with our customers from the start. Our landscaping family consists of professional landscapers and project managers with credible, practical experience and a number of landscape apprentices who are at varying stages of their apprenticeship. We have an in-house design team that will present you with a landscaping plan after visiting your site, listening to your ideas and bringing fantastic landscaping solutions for your outdoor space.

At our yard we have built a showroom where our designers can guide you in what materials would best fit your project, e.g. paving, decking, lighting etc. You can also provide an existing plan to quote your project from and then we will guide you through the landscaping works from start to finish. Luijten Landscaping has a nursery that enables us to provide a large selection of the highest quality plants. If the nursery cannot provide the variety or quantity of plants for your project we will happily source them from one of our nationwide suppliers.


  • 2D & 3D Design Concept Plans
  • Planting Plans
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  • Decks and Timber Structures
  • Paving and Feature Walls
  • Irrigation
  • Lighting
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