Managed Design Ltd in Christchurch are landscaping professionals who offer a full design consultancy to clients seeking an outdoor space that is not only beautiful but functional. From courtyards and backyards to full-scale rural and lifestyle block landscaping. If you’re after a quality landscape architect in Christchurch, give us a call today.

Landscape Architect

Michael de Lautour BLA TCB (Hort & Gard) of Managed Design Ltd is a fully qualified Landscape Architect who is located in Christchurch. With more than 30 years specialising in design and management processes of landscape design he can take your landscape project from the early planning stages right through to completion. Michael prides himself on excellent client liaising and communication to establish defined and ‘well worked’ outcomes.

Landscaping Services in Christchurch

SITE ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION Searching for the ‘genius loci’


– Architectural themes enhanced including ‘Minimal, ‘Tropical’, ‘English’, or ‘Cottage’ landscape styles – Functional requirements integrated into indoor/outdoor living – Amenity design fulfilling needs of public spaces



– Scale, appropriate increment from the human level to the greater landscape – Integration of the aesthetic with farming operations, especially life-style blocks – Incorporating the specific needs & handling of sheep, cattle and horses



– Restoring & maintaining ecological balanced settings – Eco-sourced re-vegetation through to ‘wetland’ enhancement

AESTHETIC DEFINED Built on a foundation of technical considerations

Plant Material – Species range & cultural requirements Arboriculture – establish & repair Hard Landscaping – Concrete, timber, rock & clay products Lighting – Ambient, wash, feature, and flood options Water Features – from intensive urban to large rural settings Soil handling – including lawn establishment & conditioning for planting Earth moving – Land shaping, foundation work, road formation etc Services – Plumbing, electrical, security, phone etc Irrigation – Including bore and associated high capacity systems Drainage – Field & domestic


Tell us about your landscaping project ideas or just say hello. Whether you’ve got a big idea or need some inspiration with a landscape design project. From concept to creation, let us inspire you. Call Michael Ph: 03 359 9232 or Mobile: 027 220 4766

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