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Xanthe Whites Japan winning garden

Thanks Katrina. I've had a chance to look at everything and I like the repetition and choice of plants. Definitely easy care and colours will be lovely it at different times of year. I love the maze vege garden too!

Denise Hunt 2018

Thank you for inspiring me, you gave me some wonderful ideas and You have been most helpful and inspiring.

Deidre Swartzberg 2018


Through a complicated network of international horticulture I met Katrina in Christchurch and was immediately struck by her great determination to get the job done. Subsequently she turned up to help us in Sydney with no hesitation but to support us in any way that would allow us to complete an exacting project on schedule and with a great finish.


Katrina’s attention to detail is outstanding and her ability to read my mind and anticipate what was required was at times unnerving but I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Indeed, we’ve already booked her in for future projects in case word gets out. She made us look good and I can’t wish for anything more.


Andrew Fisher Tomlin -

Founding Director -NHGA UK Garden Designer of the Year

Chairman Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show Selection Panel - 2013



Since first meeting in Japan some years ago, Katrina has become an indispensable part of our show garden team. Her amazingly generous and kind nature, combined with an excellent horticultural knowledge and never-ending supply of enthusiasm and energy are gifts that we all miss when she goes back home. So far away, so those annual trips mean so much to us. Not many people would give up weeks of their time to come and volunteer to work long days, seven days a week the other side of the world. We need you Katrina!

Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design - 2017



Katrina Christison has been a volunteer and paid worker on two show gardens projects managed and designed by Xanthe White Ltd. Both were award winning, one receiving a Gold Medal award and the Best Construction at the Ellerslie International Flower SHow and the second receiving a Gold Medal and the Best Design award at the International Garden World Cup in Nagasaki Japan. Katrina was an important part of these successes. 

For both projects Katrina was a key team member taking responsibility from implementation of the project, but also management of other staff and volunteers.

Xanthe White - Xanthe White Design - 2012


We are totally impressed with the lawn mowing and tidying you are doing for us.  It's great to have it all done to a great standard and no worries on our behalf

Suzanne Wright - Principal of Otewa School - 2017

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