Mark Read


Over the last 25 years, Mark Read has been responsible for the design of more than 42 award winning entries in New Zealand’s national LNZ awards. At the 2010 Landscaping New Zealand Awards he picked up five design awards, including Best Design for a Large Project. 

As one of New Zealand’s top and most prolific residential landscape designers Mark is especially talented in producing innovative, creative design solutions with a strong environmental focus and a superb attention to detail.

His experience extends across a wide range of landscape design projects including residential, commercial, public open space, resorts, water features, streetscape, educational landscapes, retirement villages and subdivision developments.  Examples of his work can be found in a number of international design publications.

Mark joined Natural Habitats in 1988, after completing a Horticultural Science degree, and two years of production management. He grew up on orchards, with a strong interest in botany and art and these themes continue to influence the landscapes he designs.

email: mark@naturalhabitats.co.nz