Innovative Outdoor Learning Environments

Education Landscaping

Education Design

Gill Landscapes will design an innovative outdoor learning environment that will optimise your Christchurch school’s landscaping. Through consultation with you, we will incorporate your ideas and educational philosophy into a creative landscape design.

If your looking to upgrade an existing education space we are the professionals you need. Our commercial manager Peter Greer is an accredited operational playground inspector and can ensure your outdoor learning environment meets the NZS:5828 Standard.

At Gill Landscapes we understand that a well designed environment is vital for learning and development. We love creating open-ended spaces. From early childhood to tertiary our education spaces include natural materials, multi use spaces and moveable equipment. If you would like help with putting your ideas on paper, give us a call.

Playground Inspections

School landscaping requires an in depth knowledge of the various Ministry of Health; Ministry of Education; ERO Quality Indicators and NZ Building requirements. That’s why we hire a specialised Gill Education team consisting of qualified landscapers, builders, an accredited playground inspector and an ECE and Primary teacher.

As well as building new Gill Playgrounds, we can audit and improve existing outdoor learning environments.  We offer operational playground inspections from an accredited playground inspector. Pete will evaluate your playground against the NZS:5828 Standard and provide you with a customised report and recommendations to suit your needs.  So, if your playground needs updating or you simply need to know if it currently complies with all relevant regulations then give Pete a call today.


Gill Education take pride in our high quality industrial landscape construction, communication and efficiency. We hire qualified builders and experienced project managers who ensure all of our projects run smoothly and on time. We hold weekly site meetings with staff and sub-contractors to ensure project outcomes are achieved.

We take pride in our education spaces and are passionate about providing an open-ended learning environment that motivates and inspires students.

When you use Gill Landscapes you are employing a professional and experienced team who are dedicated to getting your project over the line.


Our education landscapes comply with the following:

  • SDS Building Inspection Requirements
  • The CDHB Inspection (Christchurch Preschools)
  • Fire engineer reports
  • The NZ Playground Standards: NZS5828 as per regulatory requirements.
  • The Ministry of Education Licensing Inspection (NZ ECE)

Take the hassle out of education builds and give us a call today.

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