Jenny and John, Subiaco
We had our garden designed by Janine in 2009, and I remember her saying she would like to give us a “wow” factor. I can honestly say the she was successful on completion and still continues to look amazing. Although we have a small house, the outdoor area has extended our home giving us a very comfortable living area, not only in summer but throughout the year. Everyone who visits us is amazed with what we have established in our garden oasis, which is very private and well used.
I wanted to thank you again for such a beautiful garden design. The whole garden looks utterly amazing I just loved the plans, and so I had pretty high expectations, but the finished product has just blown my husband and me away. It’s a really beautiful garden.
I also wanted to thank you for giving me Nick’s details. His attention to detail and his super conscientious attitude are such lovely – and rare – traits, that it’s been a pleasure having him and his similarly lovely crew around the house. Anyway, thank you again. If at anytime you want to come and see the finished product, we would be so pleased to see you. Best wishes,
Ted Cleary, Cleary Design Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
As to my take on your work: truly beautiful. It was a rich pleasure looking through your portfolio, and I’ve bookmarked it for future pleasure & inspiration. I don’t know what it is about Australia, but some of the most talented contemporary garden design emanates from there. And bear in mind this is coming from another landscape architect, from whom we’re often jaded by seeing so much good work among colleagues all the time. Your designs are intellectually complex, with a sophisticated layering & integration of different materials, and apparently meticulously well crafted too. Even the best work out there, and certainly the lesser, often feels at least just a little formulaic; your does not. On top of all that, I really like that you’re not bound by the same rigid 90-degree angularity of most all “modern garden design” seen today, by designers who may be quite competent but seem naive to the origins of modernism as practiced by Eckbo, Royston, Rose, Baylis, and other contemporaries who forged that exciting new path back in the late ’30s-thru-’50s. Eckbo was all about the odd angle, the sweeping curve, the diagonal grid set arbitrarily……inspired by painters like Miro’, Kandinsky, and Picasso.