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Our Customers

What our customers say

When it comes to caring about this project, no one does it better than you! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this project. We love the plans and are excited to get the project underway.   

Chair of PTA, St Joseph’s RC School, Nelson, May 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge regarding sustainable practices to inspire others on the Sustainable Golden Bay Day.   

The Golden Bay Community Organic Gardens, Takaka, May 2016

Guy created an amazing natural play area for our 2-5 year olds. He included more natural products/materials, extended our play area and made our sandpit a more inviting and exciting place to learn and explore.   

 Thank you for building us the coolest sandpit ever !  The Children. 

Campus Corner Early Learning Centre, Nelson, March 2016

Working with Leaves of Green was a pleasure as they were able to give us ideas about planting and enhancing the natural features of our property. We had a vision of what we wanted to achieve and they were able to show us how to implement that plan and make it happen. Guy did a lot of research on our behalf and through his efforts, made things happen.   

Geoff Davies, Mahana, November 2015

Lunchtime supervision has been so much easier since we got our new natural play area.  

We appreciated that Alice and Guy understood how to work with us, as we were a small community group of parent volunteers, who were already busy fundraising to make our playground happen.  For Alice and Guy, and for our group, the shared priority was always our children, our teachers and our families.  The result is a beautiful space, with the flexibility to be used in many ways by our school community.  

Nelson Central School, 2015

Working with Guy was very rewarding as it helped us to learn how to ‘read’ our land, understanding it’s micro climates in different areas, and how to best work with it’s natural opportunities as well as it’s challenges. Guy gave us the confidence to start a brand new lifestyle section designed with sustainability and permaculture principles in mind – invaluable to us, as we had very little experience when we started. 

Christian Mairoll, Managing Director, Emsisoft.  Motueka River Valley

 Guy Redmond of Leaves of Green  undertook to design and build a deck located beneath a mature Pohutukawa on a sloping site on my property. The notable and positive features of the project and our interaction were Guy’s:

  • survey of the site and his gauging of my requirements
  • suggestions and options for construction
  • provision of suitable design sketches
  • attention to detail during construction
  • very accurate calculation of quantities of materials
  • ongoing consultation during construction
  • care for the appearance and functionality of the finished work
  • additionally, he was agreeable to accept the assistance of a willing but inexperienced labourer on the project

The outcome is the delivery of a garden feature that is harmoniously located and which adds utility and pleasure to this part of my property. 

William Robertson, Moana, Nelson.

Working with Guy was easy. He has vision and understanding of how to enhance an environment. He also has clear ideas of how to develop land for the benefit of a community. Guy and his team at leaves of green worked long hours to ensure that deadlines were met and the price quoted for the job was the sum paid on completion. All stakeholders at Blakedown CE Primary School have been delighted with the improvements made to the school grounds and look forward to leaves of green’s return at some time in the future.  

Hilary Pritchard, Head Teacher, Blakedown Primary

Guy Redmond establishes an outstanding rapport with his customers and thereby ensures that his excellent team deliver exactly what is required. leaves of green take huge pride in their work and in particular the durability and sustainability of structures that display the beauty of natural materials to best effect. 

Mark Jackson, Chief Executive, St Richard’s Hospice

…not only excellent in their field of work, leaves of green have also formed excellent relationships with staff and children and involved the children wherever possible in the projects. 

Sian Williams, Head Teacher, Lyppard GrangePrimary School

It is clear that leaves of green have a vast range of experience in dealing with community based construction projects. 

Peter Banford, Community Housing Group, Wyre Forest

Guy Redmond is the designer of our Adventure Area. He took the dreams and ideas, the plans and pictures and transformed our dull, flat school field, into an adventure area second to none.
Guy
valued the commitment of the children as they dug, planted and demanded more jobs! He cajoled mums and dads, governors and staff as they worked at a weekend. He organised quality tradesmen to do the hard landscaping. He never panicked! Even with foot and mouth and torrential rain.
His 
easy manner belied his deep knowledge of plants and design, and his immense creative talents. We worked well together as a team – modifying, revising as necessary.
Guy provided the vision and also helped me to provide the cash!
A designer, person, gardener par excellence! 

Marcia Palmer, Head Teacher, Harvington First School

…since developing our school grounds with the help of Guy Redmond, the effect on the pupils playtime has been significant… lunchtime play in particular is now a productive and creative time… and there is a positive impact on behaviour. 

Matthew Lloyd, Head Teacher, Bredon Hancocks Endowed First School

Other plaudits:
Special reference made in OFSTED report to the improved learning environment created by the 3 year school grounds development at Hanley Swan.
Evesham Nursery School: award winning school with grounds designed and constructed at minimal cost over a four year period. Regularly featured in Practical Pre-School magazine.
Haybridge High School and Stourport on Severn High: community projects, tree planting and partnerships with the adoption and fostering service.

Contact us

Tel: 03 553 0448 email: alice@leavesofgreen.co.nz