Consultations: Onsite or virtual

It all begins with a consultation. This is an exciting starting point for the creation of your dream garden, whether it be working with a blank canvas or renovating an existing garden.

You may or may not need a full garden design plan. Whichever level of design or horticultural assistance you need, Garden Deva is here to help.

Four types of consultations are available, depending on your needs.

LEVEL 1 – advice/sketches only.

Do you need inspiration or ideas? Expert help can make the world of difference. A Level 1 consultation involves a meeting onsite to discuss how to rejuvenate a tired garden, give you a second opinion on design ideas or solve specific problem areas.

This is where a full garden design plan is not needed. Practical solutions are offered and clients are welcome to take their own notes.

Fee: $180 per hour, 90 minute minimum. Payment by cash or internet banking at end of consultation. Travelling fee may apply depending on location.

LEVEL 2 - detailed consultation with scaled sketch plan.

Do you need more than ideas, but less than a fully designed plan? Level 2 is an economical solution for those clients with a small outdoor space, who maybe need some layout ideas and a simple planting plan. Or, perhaps you have a backyard which doesn't quite work, or wish to overhaul your verge or front garden. Level 2 is for you!

Depending on the size of the garden, with your help, this can usually be achieved on the day, for the price of a consultation.

What you need to do:

1. Measure your garden, drawing a rough layout of the area; including the house and the boundary.

Plot the following on your paper: garden beds, paths driveways and any existing features you want to keep including trees, sheds, ponds/water features and paved areas. Use a 1.100 scale. This means 1cm on the paper = 1m on the ground. A3 graph paper is useful. If you only need a suggestions for a few existing garden areas, simply measure these.

If you have a small area, like a courtyard, a 1.50 scale is more useful. This means 1cm on the paper = 50cm or half a metre on the ground.

2. Garden Deva will then help you fill in the blanks, bringing portfolios, pictures and ideas to help you to visualise the possibilities for your garden.

Fee: $180 per hour, 2 hour minimum. Payment by cash or internet banking at end of consultation. A travelling fee may apply depending on location.

LEVEL 3 - Prelude to full scale design.

You may have just built a house and need the garden designed for you. Or you may feel that it is time for a comprehensive makeover for your existing garden with changes in level, structural design and a comprehensive planting schedule.  You need a full garden design.

PLEASE CLICK here for more info Full design process.


LEVEL 4 - Virtual design consultations. A sign of the times!

This is for when you would need some inspiration, design tools or assistance with your outdoor space but do not live in Perth or prefer not to meet onsite. We now offer virtual consultations using a combination of Zoom or Facebook Messenger and Dropbox. Fee - $120 per hour.

How does this work?

First, we book an appointment time. You then send us your photos/video/plans/wishlist via a shared Dropbox folder, set up by us. We study the information you send us prior to our consulation to prepare to assist you with any design or horticultural issues you may have.

During our tele-consultation, we discuss your garden in detail, giving you a wealth of ideas, resources and information using our expertise and online resources.

There are 2 types of virtual consultations (VC):

Level 1 VC is for when you have an existing garden and mainly require suggestions for planting/aesthetics/discussion of materials etc, but do not need much in the way of structural or layout changes.

A Level 1 virtual consultation involves you taking notes over the phone (or Zoom or Messenger) while we are ‘virtually’ viewing the garden via the video on Dropbox. The fee is $120 per hour, including viewing time of photos/wishlist and video prior to tele-consult.

Level 2 VC with sketch plan is for when you have an existing garden but more detail than notes is required. You need help with plant selection and designing elements of hard landscaping (structures eg walls, edging, paving etc). You need a plan!

After reviewing your information as per Level 1 (above), we will communicate via Zoom or Messenger. You will then receive a sketch plan of what we have discussed usually within 2-4 weeks from our phone discussion, depending on our schedule/workload. 

The fee is $120 per hour for phone meeting and $90 per hour for drawing time. A Fee Proposal is sent prior to the virtual consultation and a deposit is required to begin the concept plan.

1. Sketch plan + variations emailed in pdf form

2.  Hard landscaping plan with contractor notes

3.  Planting plan with softscape notes

NOTE: As per an onsite Level 2 consultation (see above), a 1.100 site and floor plan combined is required for this process. New build? We believe that these gardens are best designed onsite. However if you need to float some ideas, we are happy to do this virtually as well. Fee is $120 per hour. For further information, please call us on 0423 385 568.


What happens after the design has been implemented or after you've had a garden consultation? If you have any garden related concerns or questions, the team at Garden Deva are only too happy to assist via phone or email for a brief chat.  Note: A follow up consultation is required for lengthy enquiries. PS We love receiving photos of your finished garden! 

 We offer extended consultations for when you need more than advice but less than a full design with all the bells and whistles.

" Thanks to Garden Deva for the great work you did in designing the waterwise garden for our new home. Your design incorporated imagination, innovation and flair, yet didn't lose sight of the important element, practicality.." Read more here.


"Almost a year from commissioning, we simply love our new landscape design and garden! The design, choice of materials and plants fit the block optimally.

The retaining, front wall modification and paths blend in with the design and materials of the house so that it looks very harmonious.   As envisaged, the garden is definitely a peaceful place to relax.

We spend lots of time including almost every evening having "happy hour" and often dinner outside with the family. We rotate between the back patio and the front porch depending on weather.

There are new birds, butterflies and bees constantly visiting. We continue to have positive comments from friends & passers-by re the garden and especially Andre's gates (Bobtail Landscaping)."

B and K. Mosman Park

Call or email us today to book a Level 2 consultation ph: 0423 385 568 

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