Robin Shafer

Principal and Picture Drawer

Robin Shafer is a well-known landscape designer and author, creating urban and rural gardens throughout New Zealand for over 30 years. Robin’s work was featured in the recently published book ‘Gardens by Top NZ Designers’ and on the cover of ‘Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand’. She was head judge for the Landscaping NZ 2006 and 2008 National Awards and judges for Ellerslie Flower Show.

Explore our work:

City Gardens

Swimming Pools

Country Gardens



Plans & details

“Three years ago we bought a 28 acre bare block of land in the Waitoki district. Once the driveway was created, house built, and 2 ponds dug, we ended up with an acre of lawn to be turned into a useable garden and it seemed overwhelming. We employed Robin from Shafer Design as she had local knowledge of our area. She had great vision as to the fencing layout, hard landscaping and plant selection. She listened and took on board our requests and came up with an amazing final design. It has been money well spent as we are only buying plants that will thrive.   We would not hesitate in recommending Shafer Design to help create a garden to be proud of.”

-- The Golders