Graham Cleary


Graham founded Natural Habitats in 1978 in Auckland as a fledgling design build company under the mentorship of the city’s then only Landscape Architect.

Graham has worked on and led many outstanding landscape projects in the South Pacific, including resorts, golf courses, commercial projects and exquisite private estates & homes. Under his leadership, Natural Habitats has grown to be the leading provider of integrated landscape management within Australasia. Graham demonstrates coherent leadership of multi-disciplinary teams in order to achieve the innovative, high quality outcomes that Natural Habitats is renowned for.

Graham is also at the forefront of thinking on the use of natural systems to mitigate urban development issues. He played an essential role in Natural Habitats pioneering green roofs and wall technology within New Zealand.  

Graham has served as consultant and advisor to numerous landscape design and environmental groups. He is a founding member of Landscaping New Zealand, an accredited Green Roof Professional, an executive of Green Roofs Australasia, an associate of KEA, part of the Great Barrier Trust, a member of Forest & Bird and of the Native Forest Restoration Trust.

email: graham@naturalhabitats.co.nz