Surround is a passionate, award-winning landscape architecture studio, specialising in the design of both urban and rural landscapes.
We view the design of landscapes as both a technical and aesthetic expression in problem-solving that carefully balances the overall needs of people while enhancing the natural and built environments as well as the ecological relationships inherent within a landscape.
Designing across a broad range of scales from intimate residential gardens to expansive rural and coastal sites; we bring our passion for contemporary design, sustainable practices and edible gardens to every project to create thriving and enduring landscapes. Our designs strive to empower people to engage with nature in a meaningful way to promote health and well-being. Whether that be relaxing in a tranquil setting, growing fresh organic produce or simply going for a walk through native plantings.
Based in beautiful, sunny Nelson, Surround creates landscapes throughout New Zealand.
To create thriving and enduring landscapes that positively contribute to the natural environment and the well-being of the people that engage with them; making the world a better place, one landscape and garden at a time.
In approaching each project, we begin simply by listening and observing. Our designs then evolve through thoughtful consideration of our client's design brief, budget, architectural aesthetic and the wider landscape context to create enduring and enriched landscapes that inspire people to engage with them and the natural world.
We value the relationships that we develop with our clients and believe that a collaborative approach between the designer, the client and the contractor is essential to create a highly successful landscape.
2018 Landscapes of Distinction Awards _ Residential Landscape Design
Bronze Medal Winner _ Spencer Street
BLA (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture)
Director / Senior Landscape Architect
Jeremy is a passionate, award-winning landscape architect and has been in the New Zealand landscape industry for over 15 years. He is the principal landscape architect at Surround and has extensive experience designing residential, rural and commercial landscapes throughout New Zealand. With a wealth of plant knowledge behind him and a background in landscape construction, he also brings a practical element to the design table, that is essential when creating a successful landscape.
Growing up on the foothills of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges, he has a strong sense of New Zealand’s natural environment and belief in preserving and further enhancing New Zealand’s unique landscape environments. He is driven by contemporary design, enriching people’s lives through the creation of spaces and enhancing the wider environment they are a part of. He is a big proponent of incorporating edibles within his projects and implementing, organic, sustainable practices, wherever possible.
If he is not designing a landscape, or out amongst one, he enjoys watching and playing basketball, gardening and landscape / travel photography.