Andy Hamilton Studio
Andy Hamilton Studio is an Auckland based landscape design practice. The studio was established in 2015 by landscape architect Andy Hamilton following eleven years practicing in the UK during which Andy worked as an associate of Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd, an internationally recognised practice based in London. During his time working with Tom Stuart-Smith Andy created gardens in the UK and around the world.
Projects in the UK included large country estates and town gardens. The practice also designed show gardens for three Chelsea Flower Shows in 2006, 2008 and 2010, each garden received a gold medal with two winning best in show.
The international projects include two gardens in France, one in Paris and a beach garden on Ile de Re; two gardens on the Spanish island of Ibiza; two gardens on the Caribbean island of Mustique; and two gardens in India working with Studio Mumbai architects, one in Kerala and one outside Mumbai. The most recent international garden to be completed is a public garden in Marrakech, Morocco (Le Jardin Secret). The garden comprises two courtyards, one planted with exotic plants from regions around the world that share a similar climate to Marrakech, the other a restoration of a traditional Islamic courtyard garden.
The studio’s current portfolio includes a mix of urban and rural projects in New Zealand with international projects in Zanzibar, Mustique Island, Bali and India. Andy has a strong passion for plants which becomes a focus for most projects. His planting design explores the rich and diverse native flora of New Zealand mixed with the perennials and exotic shrubs that are suited to our climate.