Pond Reserve
Landscape Design


To establish an ecosystem and make a lasting environmental contribution is a great opportunity. The design and planting of the banks of this pond was designed to:

  • Provide a naturalised, high amenity environment.
  • Develop in harmony over time.
  • Provide habitat and food for native wildlife.
  • Look after itself and survive.


Joehan & Partners liaised with Form & Foliage (Mr Michael Wheatcroft) for the project Waihi Academy, Waihi where Form & Foliage was engaged by G & W to design, coordinate and oversee the development of the landscape. The project was built over 10 hectares and involved the development of 9 main buildings (Main Hall, Admin Building, Classrooms, Staff Dorm, Student Dorms, etc.) and the associated infrastructure and services.

Experienced and creative planning of the landscape was pivotal in coordinating all of the external elements of the Academy and engaging with the many other consultants involved in the project.

Form and Foliage delivered their services professionally and on time, often within very tight time constraints. They responded with sound solutions to the many changes during the projects construction and the result is an impressive, easy care landscape for the Academy.

Michael Wheatcroft is an honest and friendly person who has good rapport with people (the client, consultant Team and the Council).

I have no hesitation recommending him to prospective clients.

- Joehan Young
Project Architect

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