About Beyond the Wall
Beyond the Wall Landscapes Limited is a small locally owned landscape design business in the Ashburton – Canterbury Region, New Zealand – headed by Leonard Wall. They strive to create their clients an individually inspired garden that suits their needs and budget.
Designing Lifestyle blocks and country gardens is a special interest for Leonard as he has a rural background and enjoys the space and grandeur that comes with large spaces. “I enjoy the challenge of a large space and been able to break it down into smaller spaces and rooms and linking them together to create an overall design that flows seamlessly. With large spaces you can create wonderful elements such as water features, vistas and intimate rooms”.
Smaller residential gardens are also a speciality as Leonard won the 2010 Manawatu Garden Festival landscape design award with his formal rural inspired courtyard. The courtyard has become part of kiwi culture as well as being an extension of the house the outdoor room has become the hub of the garden, enhanced by an outdoor fire place which creates ambiance and a focal point for family and friends to entertain and enjoy one another’s company.
About Leonard Wall
Leonard comes from the Manawatu Region and grew up on a farm. Gardening has always been an interest for him as both his grandparents and parents have always been avid gardeners. As a young boy he used to spend a lot of time with his Grandparents at Karere just outside of Palmerston North. The Karere Garden was designed for his great grandfather by the Famous landscape gardener of the time Alfred Buxton.
Leonard Attended Lincoln University graduating with a bachelor of Landscape Architecture. During his time at Lincoln he worked part time for a successful Landscape consultant by the name of Suzanne Sullivan. As time progressed he moved in to the office and had a role in designing and organising plants.
In 2009 Leonard was part of the team that designed a garden for the Ellerslie International flower show in Christchurch that won a bronze award.
At the end of 2009 Leonard moved back to the Manawatu and started up Beyond the Wall Landscapes Ltd and bases himself at his parent’s expansive garden which has been a work in progress since he started Lincoln.
In 2010 Beyond the Wall Landscapes Limited entered a garden in the Manawatu Garden festival landscape design category where he won the gold award for his country inspired formal courtyard.
Since then Beyond the Wall has gone from strength to strength and designing gardens from Foxton to Hunterville.
Leonard has a wide range of Botanical knowledge with 10 years experience in the industry.