Design Consultations

Studio Consultation: Are you building and want an assessment of your house plans, in terms of layout and how the house will connect with the landscaping? If you haven’t started construction yet, then this is a very worthwhile consultation to discuss what you should allow in the budget for the landscaping, what you get for your money, who should be engaged to do what, and what to consider before signing off on your plans. Elements such as aspect, floor connections, window placement, sun protection, boundary fencing and the position and height of retaining walls prior to building. In fact anything relating to the creation of a beautiful liveable home. (This may also be the first stage of the full design service and should you decide to proceed with this, it will include a detailed design brief which will be emailed to you afterwards.

Fee: $400 plus GST

Onsite Consultation: Just want some on the spot advice about layout, materials, or creative advice about a particular area? This consultation is for you – we can discuss individual areas, or just one trouble spot. I can advise you what plants or trees to retain if you are planning on building or renovating. This consultation will give you verbal advice, notes and if appropriate, some rough sketches. It will not include a plan but can include suggested planting, style, feature placement, technical advice and assessment of your existing garden. 

Fee: $450 plus GST for the first hour $200 per hour after that.


Planting Consultation

Have your garden beds marked out and you just want to know what to plant? I can do this on the spot for a small garden or courtyard. I can give you advice on how to improve the soil and a list of suitable plants for the areas nominated. This consultation does not include a drawn plan but plants will be listed in report form for each area with both botanical and common names.

Fee: $500 plus GST for the first hour and $200 per hour after that.

Full Design Service

The full design service starts with an initial consultation either on site or in my studio. It will take about 60 minutes and we will be discussing ideas – yours and mine, what you like and dislike and how you like to enjoy your outdoor space. A detailed design brief will be emailed to you after our meeting along with an itemised fee estimate. The design itself is a two stage process (please see design process tab)

Fee: $200 per hour plus GST. The cost of a landscape design is dependent on the size and complexity of the site and the design. Generally prices will start at $6000 plus GST.

Do It Yourself Design Plans

If you would prefer to manage the installation of your new garden yourself, your design plans will have all the information your require. If you are handy or have someone you would prefer to do the work for you, then everything you need will be on the plan. Please bear in mind however, that I will not provide quantity estimates for materials, or structural drawings. You will have quantities and pot sizes for all planting material. Fee: $180 per hour plus GST. Generally prices will start at $6000 plus GST.

3d model landscape design drawing

Project Liaison

Professional consulting on site with the installing landscaper. Fee: $200 callout fee then $150 per hour on site.


Public Speaking

Have a special event that you would like a dynamic speaker at? Janine has given many talks over the years about designing gardens. She has been a speaker at Writers festivals, The Mediterranean Garden Society, The Landscape Design Association and other design fests. Please contact Janine for more information.

3d model landscape design drawing
3d model landscape design drawing