founded in New Zealand, 2000

Design Philosophy

I am passionate about working to achieve unique landscapes, by working closely with the clients to ensure their vision is realised. I believe it is important to create functional but beautiful spaces to be enjoyed and that give back to their surrounding environment.

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Landscape design

Planting Plans

Farm/Lifestyle block Master Planning


Project Management

Melissa Buschl Smith


With over 10 years experience working as a Landscape Architect, I have been involved in a large range of projects based within New Zealand and overseas.

I completed a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours in 2011 and have enjoyed working on a variety of projects since. From small cosy courtyard design, housing & estate developments, schools and early childhood education, sub-divisions, playgrounds, commercial and more recently farm & lifestyle block master planning, I always enjoy working on a variety of projects and alongside other professionals to achieve timeless and sustainable landscapes.

Buschl Smith Landscape Architecture has grown out of a lifestyle change that brought me to Hanmer Springs in 2019 as a way to channel my passion for design and landscape.