About Us


We Have more than 25 Years Experience

In 2005 JH Landscaping cc shifted its operational focus and is now offering consulting expertise in managing, overseeing and auditing expansive commercial, industrial and environmental sites in South Africa and now internationally.
Our focus now is to grow our international opportunities, where we aim to continue to concentrate on accommodating the needs of the industry globally, playing a role in the development of landscapes in an international market.  
We believe that our expertise, gathered over 25 years within the industry, is invaluable in terms of the development of landscape professionals and to the Green Industry worldwide.
We currently work with clients in the following countries:
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Nigeria 
At Landscape Design Consultants International we focus on offering a service to corporate, commercial, industrial and environmental projects through project management, staff and labour site training  auditing training, mentoring and overseeing the maintenance of these projects.
This work will include staff direction and motivation, expertise offered in spatial analysis and auditing of sites, design re-orientation and re-design restoration, all delivered on-site by Landscape Design Consultants International, professionals with almost two decades' worth of experience in the landscaping industry.

About Jo-Anne Hilliar

Jo-Anne Hilliar Landscape Design Consultants was established in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal in 1991 and is owned and managed by Jo-Anne Hilliar, a professionally trained Landscape Designer who qualified with a Garden and Landscape Design Diploma through the University of Natal in 1990. Jo-Anne has enjoyed many successful years offering professional advice on landscaping and landscape design to residential and corporate clients throughout South Africa and internationally. 
Jo-Anne has also used her prior experience as Training and Marketing Director of an Industrial Relations firm to head up her Landscape Design School. The school was established in 2001. 
Landscape Design Consultants International focuses on Joanne's International Consulting services in order to accommodate the needs of the Green Industry, aiding in the development of landscapes and the people working within the industry.


Position: Owner – Landscape Design Consultants International
Date & Place of Birth: 30 November 1953, Port Elizabeth 
Years Experience:  27 Years
Nationality: South African
Education: Diploma – Garden and Landscape Design (UKZN – 1990)
Other Courses Attended:


Many external management programmes
1979 - 1990 – Introduction of Industrial Relations Training and Supervisory Developmental Training in SA.

Membership with Professional Societies: Principal Member of South African Landscaping Institute (SALI)
Languages spoken: 


English (Read, speak and write)
Afrikaans (Read, speak and write)
Zulu: (Speak) 


bulletLandscape Design and Maintenance bulletLandscape Business Management
bulletMentorship  bulletCommunication 
bulletBusiness Development bulletSite Surveying and Audit
bulletDrawing interpretation bulletMaterials Management
bulletLandscape Administration and Organisation bulletStaff Training and Development
bulletStaffing Assessment bulletRecruitment
bulletBusiness Analysis bulletPricing Analysis, Estimating and Quoting
bulletDesign School Management bulletDesign School programme presentation
bulletCourse material management bulletCourse results evaluation


bullet1995 – Award for Honorary International Exhibit – Natal Witness Garden Show – PMB
bullet1996 – Honorary Award – Natal Witness Garden Show PMB
bullet1997 – Bronze & Merit Award – SALI National Conference
bullet2000 – Silver Award for Excellence in Landscaping Design – SALI National Conference
bullet2002 – Silver Medal and Merit Awards for design and implementation – SALI National Conference
bullet2002 – Listed as 1 of top 10 Landscape Designers in South Africa
bullet2003 – Silver Medal for design of private garden – SALI National Conference
bullet2004 – Silver Medal for design and installation of residential garden – SANA National Conference
bullet2005 – Silver Medal for design and installation of residential garden – SAGEC National Conference
bullet2006 – Gold Award for design and installation of A1 Grand Prix landscaping – SALI National     Conference
bullet2006 -  Gold Award for Growth of Design School, upliftment nationally and internationally – SALI National Conference 
bullet2007 – Finalist Regional Business Women’s Achievers Awards
bulletRegularly featured on chat shows on SA FM National Radio
bulletGuest speaker at seminars, garden clubs nationally as well as by landscaping institutes as far afield as Malaysia and Indonesia
bulletIn association with The Gardener magazine, have run Reader’s Days nationally 
bulletConde Nast “House & Garden” had featured various projects
bulletA strong association with The Gardener magazine and supplies monthly feature articles 
bulletWorks and contributions have been featured in Garden and Home, SA Gardening and Fairlady. 
bulletIndependent on Saturday newspaper published a series of fortnightly articles devoted to gardening in South Africa, encouraging homeowners to develop their own styles by teaching basic garden and design principals
bulletIn association with Stihl contributed monthly articles for their newsletter
bulletDesigned and managed R100 000 Garden Makeover competition in association with Stihl
bullet2012 - Landscape SA Article - The Quarry 
bullet2012 - Landscape SA Article - The Ridge
bulletMentoring, consultation and training work landscaping companies in Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe
bulletExtensive mentoring and consultation work locally with: HR Collins, The Ridge Management Association, NCP Alcohols, San Lameer and Wild Coast Sun Resorts
bullet2013 - Gold Award for Landscape and Turf Maintenance - H Collins Group SALI National Conference
bullet2013 - Gold Award for Environmental Landscape Work - H Collins Group SALI National Conference



Contact Us

phone icon+27 82 570 5858 / +27 46 624 1429

mail icon info@ldconsultantsinternational.com


Current Serviced Areas







bulletCorporate Project Management & Consultation

bulletOn-Site Mentorship

bulletDesigning Landscape Training Workshops

bulletOn-Site Landscape Audit

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