Design

We take pride & great care for the aesthetic spaces we create.

The first step begins with the Initial Consultation

Understanding your needs, wants, and aspirations for your ideal garden, are what interest us most. You will no doubt wish to understand more about how we carry out your design process, so that will be explained. Seeing the existing garden space and determining what’s possible will be discussed. At Whyte Gardens we offer two options to carry out the consultation:

An on-site consultation with a fee of $250 (GST incl.)

Or an on-line consultation using a Zoom video call which is free of charge

We prefer the on-line consultation which allows greater flexibility of hours available and while in the comfort of your own home, you can view a monitor while we share our screen and discuss options. We ask for any house plans or photographs to be emailed so we can share them on screen.

Please feel free to call Andrew on 90174344 where I can walk you through any concerns you have with an on-line consultation and explain how simple and effective it is.

Concept Design

A common concern voiced by clients to us, is around a designer running off on their own ideas and not creating to the clients’ desires. At Whyte Gardens we believe each garden is an expression of your unique appreciation of styling and importance of how the garden should function. To that end, we ask lots of questions and offer a design as a ‘suggestion’ and then revise it based on your feedback. We also offer our extensive experience and creativity to allow you to extend beyond your own ideas, if that is to your choosing.

How the Concept Design is brought about:

  • We visit site and walk around with you to determine the overall theme for the garden. At this time we also take our measurements
  • Within a day or two we email you a written brief for your approval
  • A few weeks later on a Zoom meeting, we will present you a ‘Layout’ of your garden where we discuss the concept and any revisions you may desire. Along with this is an estimated cost for landscaping
  • The next meeting is to present the revised design along with all plants, materials and finishes. There may be some further revision and once completed, we will provide a construction quotation for you

FAQs

I have heard people say this has happened to them but not with Whyte Gardens. Our philosophy is to ‘suggest’ and to always be mindful of staying within your style and goals, that’s why we have a thorough brief meeting.

Design (layout stage) is complete, we will formulate a cost estimate before going onto the Design Development stage this way you have control early on to make changes.

The role of a designer is to take what you would like to have in your garden both aesthetically and functionally, then enhance it in ways you perhaps hadn’t thought of, so yes!

Philosophically we do not understand this approach. We ask lots of questions and discuss options before anything is drawn up. The design will be right for your needs because we will have discussed the options already.

We hope that we do build it with you, but you are certainly not obligated to.

Allow 8-10 weeks from starting the design, depending on how busy we are and how long you need to review aspects and give us direction.

You can’t design too early, but you can leave it too late. Hurdles can arise such as the need for planning permits; build over easement permits; engineering; etc. So, it is best to get started as soon as possible.

The cost varies dependant on the complexity of the design; the size of the land; the scope of the project in terms of how many elements are involved.

We are a team with individual experience and skill. It is a collaborative effort with the whole team, with one designer assigned to create it and will be your point of contact throughout.

This depends on the complexity of the project. Working drawings will need to be created. For some projects a few dimensions are added. For others, complex detailed sectional views are required to work out how to build it. Once the Concept Design is complete, we will offer a quotation to create your working drawings and handle any permits, engineering, etc. that may be required.

“We believe in working with you and your ideas to create an outdoor space that reflects your personality. Our gardens bring a sense of order and calm that is both functional and aesthetic.”

Andrew Whyte
Director, Whyte Gardens

DISCOVER WHAT IS POSSIBLE

Book in a video call where we can view your project requirements and discuss ideas and options to achieve your ideal garden

Creating Melbourne’s finest gardens

Whyte Gardens are Melbourne’s experts in landscape design. We design & construct landscape garden masterpieces throughout Melbourne’s eastern & south eastern suburbs, including Malvern, Armadale, Toorak, Caulfield, Hawthorn, Balwyn, Camberwell, South Yarra, Glen Iris, Prahran, Elsternwick, Kew, Elwood, Brighton and most of Melbourne’s CBD & surrounds, as well as the Mornington Peninsula.

Contact us

Phone: (03) 9017 4344
Email: enquiries@whytegardens.com.au

94 Milton Parade
Malvern, Victoria 3144