furniture: classic with a twist
an award winning garden designer providing garden and landscape designs for your home garden, balcony or courtyard.
[ ABOUT ]
I bring my passion for gardens to you and create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces.
I grew up around gardens, as my father was a Gardener, and Horticulturist.
My early obsession with art and illustration led me into a career initially of illustration and graphic art, and eventually to becoming a Graphic Designer. I ran my own Graphic Design business for a number of years.
After completing a Diploma in Interior Design I found that some of the principles and knowledge learnt can equally be applied to Garden Design. It now enables me to create a Garden Design with a more holistic view of both the inside and outside of the home.
As part of my studies in Landscape Design I put forward a design for The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. In March of 2018, my garden 'Wonder Wall' won the Excellence Award and Best Use of Plant Life award in the Achievable Garden section. The Eucalyptus Polyanthemos tree was very much admired. See the Recognition section below.
One of my core beliefs and values is that garden designs should be affordable and available to as many people as possible. As a result I’ve specialised in residential gardens, balconies and courtyards with an emphasis on function, beauty, elegance, simplicity and texture.
Part of Landscape Design Melbourne.
[ MY APPROACH ]
I provide three levels of design options to suit your budget.
The first option is a consultation for an hour and a half where we discuss your requirements and I provide you with suggestions and recommendations.
When choosing the second option I provide you with a simple concept design of the landscape. This includes plant placement and hard surfaces along with a moodboard showing plants, products and furnishings.
The third design option is a high quality representation of how your garden will look when completed. It includes overhead views and a moodboard showing plants, products and furnishings. 3D views can be provided as well as plant specifications with a focus on how you can look after your own plants.
My designs have the flexibility of allowing your garden to be constructed as one or later on in stages, while still maintaining an overall cohesion.
Beyond the design, I’m able to recommend and work with a landscape construction team to ensure the successful installation of your garden.
I also provide garden refreshes with ongoing care, as well as purchasing of plants, pots and outdoor furnishings.
furniture: classic with a twist
[ PORTFOLIO ]
[ RECOGNITION ]
[ TESTIMONIALS ]
Alison and Dale, Melbourne
"We were fortunate enough to have the talented and creative Sarah, from Garden Design By Sarah, design our garden.
We live in the unique environment of the Dandenong Ranges and we wanted to work with a designer that understood the areas challenges. Sarah’s knowledge, creativity and recommended plantings, that were specifically suited to our environment, have resulted in an enduring and beautiful garden.
We had several projects in different areas of property, and Sarah has managed to capture everything on our wish list for all of these areas through her thorough consultation process. Sarah was open and prompt with her communication throughout the design process/scope of works, and worked within our budget.
The quality and attention to detail of the designs that Sarah has delivered for us have been exceptional, and we are more than happy to recommend her business."
"It was my pleasure to have Garden Design by Sarah recommended to me. When Sarah and I met to discuss thoughts and concepts of my garden/outdoor space (over tea and scones) I was so impressed with her graciousness and her ability to ‘hear’ what I was saying in order to create a space which reflected my requirements, abilities and more importantly my personality...all of which is reflected in the finished product, beautifully and clearly presented with coloured A3 size plans, idea’s and mood board.
Sarah’s communication during the process and her professionalism is commendable and I would certainly recommend her to all who appreciate personalised service with a touch of class."