Even if you have ideas about the garden you wish to create, a professional garden designer can help you with approriate plant selection and layout. They should be able to point out good features in the landscape to enhance, or bad features to disguise, while making good use of available space. They should also take into account the ongoing maintenance required and your abilities/budget.
While there is some cost involved in hiring a designer, your garden is an investment. Good advice could help you avoid expensive mistakes. Lost growing time also results from having to to move or replace unsuitable plants.
This page is intended to let the residents of Queensland know about Garden Designers / Garden Design Services / Landscape Designers / Garden Consultants / Garden Planners available.
Plant to reduce crime
Contary to the notion that vegetation may encourage crime by providing cover for perpetrators, a study in Philadelphia has shown that even after accounting for factors such as poverty and education levels, areas of the city with grass, shrubs and trees were associated with lower crime, especially robberies and assaults. The authors suggest greenery might encourage a greater degree on community interaction and supervision as well as having a calming effect. Source: Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia (March 2013)
Where the rubber hits the roses
The UK's RAC Foundation has estimated that seven million British front gardens have been converted into parking for cars, about a third of dwellings that originally had a front plot: Seven million front gardens disappear to make way for cars (July 2012)
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Garden Designers and Related Services
May include online suppliers. For the most up-to-date information on plants in stock, opening hours, prices etc, be sure to visit the seller's website or contact the business directly.
VAN VEEN ORGANICS
70 Bigmor Drive
Elimbah, Qld 4510
Ph: (07) 5408 6470
Mob: 0422 107 914
|van Veen Organics is a growing permaculture plant nursery, educational centre and consultancy.|
The nursery supplies a range of quality, affordable native species, fruit trees and other edible or medicinal plants. Open to the public via appointment (including after-hours pickups) and most Fridays.
Permaculture consultation, design and implementation.
Workshop schedule is available at the WEBSITE, plus more about the services available, plant lists and helpful permaculture garden advice.
WOMBAT HORTICULTURAL SERVICES
Ph: (07) 3341 5214
Mob: 0415 115 246
A/H: (07) 3341 3430
|Whether you're revamping an established garden or starting from scratch, Wombat Horticultural Services can devise a plant list or garden design to suit local conditions and your needs. With 25 years experience in horticulture, selection of the right plants for your garden is a speciality.|
Advice on all garden-related matters. Pest and disease identification and soil testing. Garden cleanups, planting and maintenance can also be organised.
Servicing Brisbane southern and eastern suburbs and Redland Shire. Reasonable rates for all services. Phone Carolyn on 3341 5214 or mobile 0415 115 246 for more information or to arrange an onsite consultation.
Some garden centres may also offer garden design services or be able to put you in touch with garden designers in your local area.
If you're a professional garden designer in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or anywhere else in Qld, more information about the inexpensive and targeted advertising available in the directory above (or elsewhere on the site) can be found here. Nurseries offering garden plans as well as independent garden designers may apply.