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About us

Espaso Verde is an award winning landscape design company operated by Charlotte and Jason. They have been designing and installing gardens in Hawke’s Bay for 15 years. Together with their amazing team they are passionate about bringing creative and functional gardens to life.

Charlotte

Landscape Designer

Charlotte is Espaso Verde’s principle designer. Charlotte studied Landscape Design and Construction at the Waikato Institute of Technology based at The Hamilton Botanical Gardens. Charlotte has 18 years’ experience in the landscape industry designing, maintaining and installing gardens.

Much of Charlotte’s inspiration comes from nature and growing up in the country, alongside her travels visiting beautiful, natural landscapes and gardens around the world. She combines this backdrop with her love of plants, nature, colour and design to create innovative and inspiring settings. Charlotte’s passion for plants and attention to detail forms the base of her unique style.

Charlotte comes from a family of talented gardeners and grew up talking green. She has done the hard graft installing gardens as well as the mindful design work – it’s part of the reason why she is so successful in creating gardens for others.

  • Diploma of Technology (Landscape Design and Construction) – Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton (WINTEC)
  • 2021 Gold and Silver Awards Master Landscape Association Landscape Design – Open Category
Contact Charlotte

Mobile: 027 432 4949
Email: Charlotte

Jason

Jason is Espaso Verde’s Construction Manager and Principal Estimator. He oversees the construction details and costings of each project pulling together the design and the customers budgets.

Jason is Espaso Verde’s Construction Manager and Principal estimator. He oversees the Construction details and costings of each project pulling together the design and the customers budgets.

Jason has extensive experience in landscape construction and problem solving, creating cost effective and practical solutions onsite. His excellent knowledge in all areas of Landscape Construction means he knows how to get the best out of a landscape. He and Charlotte have worked together at Espaso Verde since 2006 and in that time they have combined their skills and knowledge to create beautiful gardens.

  • Certificate in Landscape Construction – The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • 20 years of industry experience
Contact Jason

Mobile: 027 414 1686
Email: Jason

Anneke Pepping

Office Manager

Anneke coordinates all appointments and works closely with Charlotte to form the customer relationship.

Anneke sets up all the projects and gathers key information required, prior to any designs starting. Anneke has a long history of experience in office management and administration. Her experience is extremely varied which has brought a wealth of knowledge to the business. Anneke is involved with our product and plant procurement for both our design and construction projects and managing day to day running’s in the office.

  • 6 Years Landscape Industry Experience
  • 15 Years Office Management, Customer Service & Admin Experience
Contact Anneke

Mobile: 027 414 1022
Email: Anneke

Archana Trembath

Landscape Designer

Archie has been a key team member and Designer at Espaso Verde for 6 years. Archie brings her love for nature, plants, and art together. Archie Studied at the Waikato institute of Technology Landscape Design and has been with our team for 6 years.

Archie is our CAD specialist, with an extensive knowledge in Vectorworks and computers. She is also our plant sourcing expert, she is very tech savvy, and her problem-solving skills make her an invaluable asset to our team. She draws inspiration from modern landscape designers as well as historical designers and world-renowned gardens. Archie is a people person, and she always goes above and beyond for our clients.

  • Diploma of Technology (Landscape Design and Construction) – Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton (WINTEC)
  • 2015 Waikato Home & Garden Show Landscape Design Awards – Gold & People’s Choice Winner
Contact Archana

Mobile: 022 044 0608
Email: Archana

Sandara Passos

Landscape Architect

With over three years of experience in Landscape Architecture, featuring both architectural elements and a strong focus on sensory plant selection, her keen eye for detail and precision has enabled her to work alongside one of Melbourne’s most renowned landscape and horticulture firms.

On top of Sandara’s Landscape Architect Degree, she decided to broaden her skills by also completing studies in Landscape Design. Her work is rooted in the connection of people, places and nature and she has a strong interest in environmental planning and sustainability.

Sandara brings a strong knowledge in architecture and combines this with a fresh view on planting design and permaculture techniques. She has strong skills in design development, documentation and graphic presentation.

  • MA Architecture – Pontificial Catholic University, Sao Paulo, BR
  • Diploma of Landscape Design – Holmesglen Institute, Melbourne AU
Contact Sandara

Mobile: 027 202 6665
Email: sandara

Georgia Russell

Design Assistant

Georgia has had experience installing and maintaining Gardens in the landscape industry and has been a part of our Construction team prior to joining our design team last year after completing a Diploma in Landscape Design.

Georgia has a sound knowledge of working on Construction sites which gives her additional skills in the design field, paired with her excellent plant knowledge and a love for design and the outdoors, we know she has a great future ahead of her.

Georgia’s role is to support both Charlotte and Archie in the design process, developing the base plans and surveys and collating the design details.

  • Diploma Landscape Design
Contact Georgia

Mobile: 027 221 7560
Email: Georgia

Anna Ward

Accounts & enquiries

Anna is responsible for all account processing, enquiries and social media at Espaso Verde.

Anna has a horticultural family background and over 15 years working in sales, marketing and events. Anna has a keen eye for detail and a love of gardens.

You will often speak with Anna on the phone or talk in person if you come into our office.