Geoffrey Marshall

Team Profile

After a brief career in the computer industry, Geoffrey continued a life-long interest in plants and gardening by working as a gardener while living for a time in the UK.

Following his return to NZ in 1982, he began a career as a hands-on garden designer, developing or redeveloping private gardens for clients who also wanted garden maintenance. This led on to his current roles as a garden consultant, horticulturist, and designer.

Geoffrey led the Heroic Garden Festival for most of the 23 years it ran as an annual weekend of open gardens.

Associations & Society Memberships

  • Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture (Executive Member, 2023–present)
  • RNZIH Auckland Branch Committee (Treasurer)
  • NZ Gardens Trust (Assessor, 2023–present)
  • Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens
  • Garden Design Society of New Zealand

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow – RNZIH (2018)