Suzanne Turley - Landscape Designer, Director
An innovative Garden Designer, Suzanne establishes her Landscape Design Company in 1995 after a successful career in the fashion business from which she borrows a strong sensibility to colours and textures.
Working on prestigious properties internationally & throughout New Zealand, Suzanne collaborated with New Zealand’s best Architects & Interior Designers, achieving seamless design integration of outdoor and indoor spaces.
Suzanne’s inspiration comes from her love for classic elegance based on balance and proportion. Her natural ability allows her to reinvent classics using a contemporary design language.
«Our creative team also includes the considerable talents
of [...] Suzanne Turley [...] responsible for the magnificent gardens
to be found at all The Huka Retreats sister properties.
The grounds at Huka Lodge were recently classified
as a ‘Garden of National Significance’»
Alex van Heeren, Hon. CVO, MBE
Introduction to the book Worlds Apart, Worldwide Leisure, 2013
Ermanno Cattaneo - Landscape Architect
Ermanno is an Italian Landscape Architect (AIAPP - Italian Association for Landscape Architecture membership #932). He studied at the Univesitat Internacional de Catalunya of Barcelona (Spain) and at the Politecnico of Milan (Italy) from which he graduated with a degree in Architecture discussing a theses on landscape restoration.
After a few internships in 2006 Ermanno started working with Studio Architettura Paesaggio designing a wide variety of private, public and commercial spaces around northern Italy.
In 2011 he moved to Auckland NZ and started working with Suzanne Turley bringing to the company his architectural background and his skills in both design and presentation.
Landscape Design Consultant
Aaron found his passion & inspiration for Gardening & Landscaping when he was a young man working with his father who is an award winning floral designer. At school he excelled in Art & Photography, then went on to study Graphic Design at MIT. He continued on from here working as a freelance Artist.
In 1998 Aaron lived & worked in Australia as a Landscaper learning numerous skills in the industry before moving back to New Zealand and joining Suzanne Turley Landscapes.
In the company Aaron holds the position of Senior Landscape Design Consultant. His extensive plant knowledge & site supervision skills in soft Landscaping are an asset to the company and allow him to seamlessly translate the company’s designs into sumptuous gardens and landscap