About

Wild Exposure

We are an iconic Waikato based landscape company that is renowned for adventurous landscape creations. Our multi-award winning designs create landmark gardens that are easily recognised as a unique style.

Our installations are based on design elements that have been developed and refined for almost 30 years, these elements are pieced together to create a heritage garden.

Our design ethos of manipulating nature into human lifestyles gives timeless enduring and functional landscapes.

“We Build History”

Meet the team

Gary Bjerring
Designer/Director
Born and brought up on a coastal Coromandel farm, Gary left school to work in aircraft engineering, later becoming a design draftsman in aircraft, electronics, heavy engineering and building construction. An extended period of wilderness exploration and travel combined with an introduction to landscape construction evolved a passion in adventurous landscape creations. Installations are based on design elements, natural resources and master artisan works that have been developed and refined over the decades and are pieced together to suit individuals and environments. Gary has an extensive portfolio of award winning exhibition landscaping and heritage quality work which is heavily influenced by his passion for rock, stone, water, fire and native plantings.
Henriette Bjerring
Managing Director
Initially started a career in the Health sector, but the need for “someone” to manage the administrative side of Wild Exposure, and the need to work from home whilst caring for three young children started a new journey. This journey led to business studies and completing a NZ Dip Bus., and it led to the discovery that business management was actually quite rewarding. Henriette also has an artistic talent and enjoys painting landscape scenes as a way to relax and be creative.
Vanessa Hedges
Landscape Architect
Raised in the idyllic rural town of Warkworth, Vanessa’s passion for construction and all things creative developed from a young age. Inspired by winning Gold as a student at the Ellerslie Flower Show for three consecutive years, a love of the outdoors and visionary design shaped a career in Landscape Architecture. Vanessa has a proven background as a landscape architect producing high end contemporary installations for residential, amenity and commercial property. Each project is approached as a unique collection of influences within its environment. Vanessa’s friendly, honest, and professional approach with clients and associate’s forms on going relationships within the industry.
Muzza Handley
Master Sculptor
Muzza has worked for Wild Exposure in varying capacities for over 20 years; first as a creative landscape intaller, then in later years as a master sculptor and stonemason. He lives on a certified organic farm and bush block on the southern slopes of Mount Pirongia in a hand built eco style home and generates most of his own electricity on site. A true campaigner for sustainability, biodiversity and lives his passion and philosophy in real time. His stonework and sculpture exude his understanding for natural history, originality and timelessness and his techniques show his true grit and determination. Muzza’s creations bring true life to stone, his artisan works worthy of memorial, heirloom monument and heritage status, suitable for private collectors, corporate and public exhibition
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