One Square Rate is a Christchurch landscaping company that has been taking projects from design through to construction since 2010. Headed by Gareth Scarlett and Karl Odell, One Square Rate's strength lies in our two director's key passions; landscape construction and landscape design, which complement each other seamlessly resulting in a comprehensive service for you.
We work closely with all of our clients to ensure your vision and expectations are met with stunning results. Small but mighty, our excellent team are competent and efficient. Learn more about some of our hard working team members below.
Gareth first moved to Christchurch in 2001 where he quickly found a passion for landscaping construction.
After working for another Christchurch landscaping company, where he completed an apprenticeship in landscaping, Gareth formed One Square Rate Ltd in 2010.
Conscientious and experienced, Gareth's attention to detail will ensure your landscaping will always be completed to the highest standard.
Karl moved to Christchurch in 2001 to attend Lincoln University to achieve his degree as a Landscape Architect.
After becoming qualified, Karl gained experience as a Landscape Architect at a large garden nursery in Christchurch where he also gained a mass of practical knowledge about plants.
Soon after One Square Rate's inception, Karl came on board as a business partner to Gareth bringing his expertise in design and with it, another facet to the company.
James - Construction Foreman
James started with us in August 2013 as an eager young landscaper, and worked as an apprentice to achieve his National Certificate in Horticulture Levels 3 and 4. James is now a Foreman, and runs landscape construction jobs with confidence and efficiency.
Celia - Landscape Architect
Celia joined the One Square Rate crew in May 2018 as a Landscape Architect. A dynamic staff member, she also looks after our social media accounts and marketing, and photographs our projects. Celia graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours in 2011.