Landscape Design & Build

A Complete Service Offering Landscapes Expertly Designed to Perform and Skillfully Built to Last.  Please read on.....

The Service

Take It Outside is the work of experienced Landscaper ADRIAN FRY. He offers a COMPLETE SERVICE starting with Expert Design Solutions, Artistically presented and finishing with high quality, skilled Installation backed by years of experience.

Take It Outside is about Creating Outdoor Living Spaces that AMPLIFY and EXTEND their use:
Spaces that FACILITATE and ENCOURAGE our desired manner of relaxation and enjoyment; be it COOKING on coals and DINING Alfresco; BASKING in the sun and FLOATING in a pool; WARMING around an open fire and ENTERTAINING friends or PARTYING under the stars all night…

The service however, is not limited to just Outdoor Living Areas; Any area that requires a CAREFULLY CONSIDERED DESIGN SOLUTION that WORKS aswell as WOWS:- Entranceways, atriums, water-features…

Every scheme is Tailored Specifically to the property it is attached to and the end user and due to client involvement during the design process, CLIENT SATISFACTION with the finished plan is GUARANTEED. Plans are hand drawn and accompanied by skillful 3d drawings that leave little to the imagination.  

Installation is executed to the highest standard ensuring durablity and longevity and planned accordingly to the minimise disruption to your everyday life during construction. 



Adrian Fry was born in South West of England in 1972.

He qualified with a National Certificate in Landscaping from Guildfords Highly acclaimed Merristwood College

10 yrs Designing and installing mostly domestic residential Landscapes on the South Coast of England was an excellent environment in which to learn his trade, amidst the deeply rooted garden heritage that presides in the UK. During this time numerous gardens Adrian installed were credited national garden awards through professional bodies such as BALI (British Association for the Landscape Industry) and APL (Association of Professional Landscapers).

During 1 year spent traveling in the southern hemisphere Adrian fell in love with New Zealand (and his Kiwi Wife), and they emigrated here in 2004.

In 2005 Adrian set up ‘Take It Outside’ ltd, and 8 years on is still designing and installing Gardens in Auckland. 

In 2010 Due to a love of Natural Materials Adrian has launched Sticks and Stones ltd to complement the Landscape Design and Build company. Sticks and Stones supplies beautiful natural stone paving and unique timber.

Present day:-  Take It Outside and Sticks and Stones with the help of his wife Lucy, are operating from the shared Show Garden at 114 The Strand in Parnell where you can visit, take refreshments from the cafe and stroll around the garden for inspiration for your own garden design and materials.  

Free Advice

Welcome to the Free Advice part of this website. I will endeavour to regularly update the content here with either, information about currant and past projects, or with helpful tips regarding aspects of garden design. Happy Reading.

PDF: Paving Design Info


STICKS AND STONES Ltd;-  Natural Stone Paving and Unique Landscape Timber Supplies //


Adrian Fry

Take It Outside Ltd Show Garden 
8 Hoskins Avenue

Tel +64 21343031