Simplicity, clarity and structure

working with you, your architecture, and your landscape.

Landscape Designers Auckland – About us


Shafer design is a landscape architecture design studio with a team of passionate and collaborative designers producing high quality landscapes. As Landscape Designers we strive for innovation and imagination in all projects undertaken. 

Simplicity, clarity and structure along with timeless design are features of Shafer Design projects.

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At Shafer Design we draw our inspiration from nature, from plants and from art. We utilise this in the creation of our landscape designs which are relevant, responsive and luxurious.

“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet




At Shafer Design we create gardens based on a considered and seamless blending of the client’s needs, architectural style of the property and the wider environment. These factors contribute to a garden which feels as if it belongs where it is and reflects the individual lifestyle of its owners.



Shafer Design’s strengths lie with the ability to create landscapes with strong, clean, structural lines, providing the backbone to our designs. These elements allow for the development of clear and readable landscape designs. Shafer Design enjoys the challenge of working across a variety of architectural stylings and delivering a harmonious solution, from the formal to the natural and everything in between. The team at Shafer Design are passionate about creating effective solutions for our clients.

Our design studio produces high quality landscape design services for commercial, community and residential projects across the country. We are able to offer landscape architectural services including landscape design and design of urban environments.

Swimming pool design is a particular area of speciality at Shafer Design. We bring a wealth of expertise in this area, and deliver well considered, exciting design outcomes.


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Why choose to work with Shafer Design


Robin Shafer and the Shafer Design team involve clients in the design process from the very beginning, being sensitive to their needs and the characteristics of the existing landscape and architecture. Rather than imposing our own style on a client’s garden, we prefer to act as tools, by which the clients can bring their own ideas to life. 

Past clients have appreciated our open communication and willingness to create a design which is unique to their tastes and lifestyles. We prefer to keep away from fads and flashy design which can quickly date- instead we work towards simple, timeless gardens which will maintain their integrity for years to come.

Read our CLIENT STORIES to hear what our clients say.

Please click HERE to view our latest portfolio book.


“People who are involved in the process feel as if their gardens belong to them, and tend to enjoy them better.”

“Thank you so much for all your amazing work!  We absolutely love how the landscaping is shaping up so far.  We are so glad that we chose your team.”


Karl Vermeulen