About Us

Texture Plants was started in 1994 by Christchurch brothers, Tim and Hamish Prebble. 

The two brothers who were then working within the industry identified that there was room in Christchurch for a niche Garden Centre, focusing on plants with foliage, form and structure as this is the backbone to good garden design.

As the industry has progressed the two brothers have continually developed and evolved the business to keep up with demand from customers. In 2012 Texture Plants rebranded as Texture group as yet another evolution took place. Texture group was born as a result of an ever changing market and the need to have all of our services under one umbrella. The acquisition of Lush Lawn Company in 2010 and the introduction of full landscape design and construction services in 2012 along with the Texture Plants Garden centre have all come together to create an effective experienced one stop landscape service.

Texture Plants has always offered a plant design service as an addition to the garden centre services. Over time the demand for our award winning design service has increased and the scope of work has increased with it. To keep up with this demand Texture Group has progressively increased the design and construction team over the years to a point where we can undertake any job and finish it to the highest professional standard.  Texture group has now been designing and constructing its own landscapes for many years, will yours be next?

What makes Texture Group design and construction services different to anyone else in town?

The basis of our design comes down to superior experience in all facets of the design and construction of your new landscape space, whether it be a lifestyle block or an apartment courtyard the clients vision is paramount to the final product. We will take your ideas and blend them with ours to create a garden truly tailored to each individual and site.

Our key design and construction Team members who will oversee your new landscape project through from design to quoting, project management and construction are:-

Luke Robertson

Luke Robertson
Landscape Designer
- 20 years in the industry

Luke is an industry trained horticulturist and landscape designer with extensive experience growing specimen trees, shrubs and designing gardens. Luke has a passion for creating functional landscapes which seamlessly blend with handpicked planting design to create a space you want to enjoy and use every day.

Will Morrison

Will Morrison
Landscape Architect 
– 7 years in the industry.

Will is an award winning Landscape Architect who has an extensive knowledge of hard landscaping. He specialises in designing residential landscapes with impact and wow factor while maintaining practicality and functionality. Combining this with Texture Groups reputation and quality ensures your dream can become a reality.

Stephen Mapletoft
Landscape Architect
- 13 Years in the industry

After completing a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) at Lincoln University, Stephen has worked as a Landscape Architect in the design & construction industry for 13 years. With an exceptional vision for conceptual layout combined innovative use of structural materials, contemporary hard landscape design is his forte. Notable projects Stephen has worked on include high end residential, award winning Ellerslie International Flower Show garden design and was the appointed Landscape Architect for the 2014 Mitre 10 Dream Homes.
Peter Gould

Peter Gould
Contracts Manager
- 30 plus years in the industry.

Peter looks after all of our landscape construction quoting, job scheduling and project management. Peter uses all his experience to organise and deliver your landscape on time and on budget with a desire to see the job done right first time, with his attention to detail and communication skills Peter is the ideal project manager.

Jared Wells
Landscape Foreman
– 20 plus years in the industry.

Can he build it yes he can! Jared is our lead foreman who will transform the design from a two dimensional drawing into your dream landscape. Once the design team have finished Peter and Jared will take over your Project. Jared has a vast amount of experience and will look after the day to day running of your landscape construction. With a keen eye for detail and the ability to tackle any job you will be in good hands.