Christo Saggers BSc Hons (Geology), Dip LD.
School of Oriental and African Studies, (SOAS), University of London, England.
I studied Nepalese language (written and spoken), South Asian Culture and Physical and Human Geography of Asia and Africa for a year in 1994/95. This was a great experience.
School of Ocean and Earth Science, (SOES), University of Southampton, England.
I studied Geology and Ocean Sciences as an undergraduate from 1996-99. I specialised in Geological Hazards. I graduated in 1999 with Honours degree (2.1) in Geology.
Anna Gresham School of Landscape Design, Levin, New Zealand.
Having emigrated to NZ I decided to train officially in Landscape Design. As I was working at the time I chose the Anna Gresham Landscape Design Course so I could study in my spare time. This diploma was an exceptional training base for becoming a quality designer.
Christo has designed hundreds of private gardens in Marlborough. These vary as much as the clients do. From chic urban homes to large rural estates Christo has created a multitude of cherished landscapes for their owners.
From low maintenance commercial CBD buildings to International Corporate Headquarters Christo’s designs have enhanced visitors and staff experiences all over the region.
From time to time we create Landscape Designs to be part of a resource consent application.
All projects from the small $500 garden make over to the $1,000,000 project require a degree of project management. Christo works on site managing all the contractors to work fluidly and efficiently so that time and material wastage are minimised.
Christo has spent much time over the years learning the trade so that he could create the gardens on his own.
Christo grew up at one of the most remarkable private gardens in the UK, Otley Hall. It is from here that his passion for design and all things green developed. School holidays were spent working in the gardens that were often open to the public.
Christo has traveled to over 80 countries. In all of these he viewed gardens and the greater landscape. He brings a pro-gardening childhood, a respected education and global experience to the team.
Christo has designed, quite literally, hundreds of gardens in Marlborough. He knows the local climatic and soil variations around the provence as well as being a self confessed native plant admirer.
Christo is a regular contributor to the Saturday Express where he writes a Landscape Design column every other week and a feature writer for Wild Tomato and Admire – the top of the south’s glossy magazines. Christo also contributes restaurant reviews and travel experiences for popular publications.
Although from the UK Christo’s wife, Jenny, is a 4th generation Marlburian and they are firmly settled here with there 3 young children.