About Us

Company Profile

The Plant People is a leader in the landscape sector in New Zealand.

The Plant People deliver comprehensive landscaping programmes and solutions to local Government, land developers, retail and commercial construction facilities and private customers.

The Plant People are committed to assisting our customers with their unique needs by providing them with comprehensive value-added solutions and professional service. With more than 90 full-time staff, The Plant People employs our industry’s most diverse and well-trained service force, which assists our customers in meeting their requirements.

Our main office and depot is in Otahuhu.

Mission Statement

Empowering our people to deliver high quality landscapes for future generations.

Our People

Senior Staff – Designation

  • Kevin Burt – CEO
  • Nick Du Preez – Commercial Manager
  • Anton De Meyer – Financial Controller
  • Mark Roberts – Business Development Manager
  • Dan Thomson – Maintenance and Commercial Horticulture Manager
  • Jason Higgott – Landscape Manager
  • Lori Wells – Signature Plants Manager
  • Chris Chambers – Canterbury Manager
  • Patrick Rodwell – Construction and Group Housing Manager
  • Jennifer Kincade – People and Culture Manager


  • Grant O’Neill – Director

Want to join us?

If you wish to apply to join our Team, we have a number of job vacancies in our Christchurch Depot and our Auckland Depot.

Our Company

Company Structure

The Plant People (2006) Ltd
PO Box 62-137, Sylvia Park
113 Great South Road, Otahuhu

Company Business: Landscaping
Phone: 09 527 3115
Fax: 09 527 3861
Free Phone: 0800 843 775
E-mail: info@theplantpeople.co.nz
Registered Company: 1796378
GST: 93-291-624
LTSA No: 229765 – 132
Goods / Services No: 0223177
LIANZ: 035-0910

Financial Profile

  • Limited Liability
  • Private Company
  • Free-hold ownership
  • Banking references available
  • Bankers – ASB

Business Affiliates

  • Signature Plants Ltd – Native plant & tree nursery



Located in Otahuhu Auckland, The Plant People’s Auckland division are primarily involved in Commercial Landscaping, hard and soft Landscape Construction, Contract Mowing and ongoing maintenance of Landscape projects, as well as minor civil works.

Signature Plants

  • 703 West Coast Road, Oratia


Working closely contractors and Council, we’re assisting with the ongoing maintenance and re-build of Christchurch’s red zones. Other projects include landscape construction, contract mowing, civil works and landscaping for several new housing developments.

Satellite Yard

  • 2 Stone Street, Kaiapoi , Canterbury

Vision Statement

To be the market leader in the delivery of innovative environmental enhancement solutions.