I feel the soul of a garden is rooted within the plants and the change they bring with every season.
There has been a movement in the last 10 years or so towards what I call the soulless garden. These residential gardens have vast expanses of impermeable hard surfaces with only one or two plant species incorporated into the design (usually one of them being box hedge or Flax). This garden model is far from environmentally conscious and from a design point of view, is rather static. I’m not sure if this trend is inspired by commercial landscape architecture or if it is client driven, but I believe it is my job as garden designer to inspire and encourage clients to think outside the box and help them create something that is usable, beautiful and sustainable. My design philosophy is to create inviting, livable gardens that are tailored to the individual needs of each client, with a long term environmentally sustainable vision.
The underlying theme running through all aspects of the business is a focus on sustainability. From a design point of view, this is achieved by:
The garden consultancy service provides you with a face-to-face session with Liz in your own home and garden.
Rates: $185.00 for the first hour or part thereof. $110.00 for each additional hour.
There are windows of opportunity in every season and if they are missed your garden may not be reaching its full potential.
A garden with a dedicated plan takes far less time and money to care for than one without proper planning or management in place.We can create a customised maintenance plan for your garden. Using our team of experienced horticulturalists, we use this plan to nurture and care for your garden using the latest sustainable horticultural practices.
We can set up a maintenance schedule ranging from weekly, fortnightly, monthly, bi-monthly or at your request, depending on your needs and the needs of your garden.
In 2009 we became a member of the ECLIPS (Environmentally Certified Landscape Industry Professional) program founded and run through Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA).
This program provides ongoing training and seminars which enables us to keep up to date with all the latest information available, as well as providing a platform for discussion and ideas. The program also conducts an external audit process to ensure that its members are operating in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.
Tel: 0438 060 717