Our wonderful customers say the loveliest things about us.

We’ve worked with many families and businesses in Melbourne and beyond. They entrusted their gardens with us, and they’re pretty pleased they did.

Lisa Harper Designs Testimonials

What our customers are saying.

We’ve been privileged to work with clients all over Australia and around the world – from Melbourne’s eastern and bayside suburbs, to the Mornington Peninsula, right through to historic country estates in Tasmania and Texan family homes.

When you’re choosing your landscape designer, you need to make sure they’re good at their job. Read our reviews and testimonials to find out what it’s really like to work with us.

A garden restoration with someone who really understands you.

“The great secret to redoing your garden is to find someone you can really work with, who really understands you, works with you, and Lisa certainly did that. We were able to restore my garden to it’s beautiful former glory together and I am very happy with the results.”

– Alan, Actor “Dr Karl” Neighbours

A garden designer who is accessible and affordable.

“We were worried about using a garden designer because we thought it would cost a lot of money, and we would get their design rather than our design. Our perceptions have changed, in fact it was very affordable, especially given the advice that we got, and the ability that we had to do our own work. I would recommend Lisa to anybody out there. Fantastic job.”

– Andrew

Mind blowing garden design that’s beautiful and practical.

“Lisa was amazing, hardworking and so creative. I could never have imagined my backyard so beautiful and practical. She didn’t have much to work with, so my mind was blown with the results! Thanks!”

– Lynda

Creative, practical Parkdale garden design with someone who listens.

“Lisa was great to work with in designing and implementing our garden for our new home in Parkdale. She listened to what we wanted and had very creative, practical ideas. She has great knowledge of plant selection and our garden is thriving!”

– Karen

Garden rescue in Texas, USA – A knowledgeable landscape designer shares their tips.

“Lisa came to the rescue to help us see what our landscaping needed to look its best! She gave us tips to get the soil healthy again after years of neglect and advice on what to plant based on location in our garden and our climate. Lisa is very knowledgeable in her field.”

– Dana Sharp Maksimowicz

Maximising small outdoor living spaces in our new Parkdale home.

“When my family were planning to build our new home and granny flat, we wanted to maximise our small outdoor living spaces as best we could, so we hired Lisa to help design the garden and outdoor living and functional areas, she suggested appropriate plantings to create a calming and private areas for us all. We love relaxing outdoors and love how the design brings the outdoors in with green views and vistas through windows and doors. It is very secluded. We are very happy with our 3 outdoor areas, we love to entertain our extended family and friends here, the garden is relatively easy to maintain and now even 6 years on, it brings us the birdlife and lots of joy. We would highly recommend Lisa Harper Designs if you are planning to build a home.”

– Karen

So satisfied with our Mulgrave Townhouse garden design.

“We used Lisa to help us design a garden for our town house, we could not have been more satisfied. Her knowledge in helping us to choose the right plants for the area we had was invaluable. Lisa also helped with the selection of nurseries which gave us excellent value and quality. We would certainly recommend her services.”

– Barry

Thrilled with our gorgeous Cheltenham garden transformation.

“Our garden has been transformed from a boring, unattractive area to a beautifully designed and gorgeous place that I love being in now. We are absolutely thrilled that the garden looks so wonderful and we love the comments we get from our visitors. Thank you so much.”

– Tamara and Greg

Sustainable, passive play area for Heatherton students.

“I engaged the services of Lisa Harper to design, and oversee, the establishment of an attractive courtyard area for my school. It was important for me to have this area as a feature point for the school. It is the area that visitors to the school see first, and first impressions are very important! I wanted an area that was not only visually attractive, but also functional as a passive play area for the students. It was also important for the area to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. Lisa did a remarkable job overseeing the development of this area achieving all of our aims. She ably and patiently coordinated a motley crew of parent volunteers, students and contractors to engineer and construct an area that we are all very proud of. Lisa is obviously skilled in her field and provided many helpful suggestions and ideas along the way. I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to any prospective customers.”

– Peter,  Principal, Heatherton Christian College

You showed us how to fit everything we wanted into our small Highett garden.

“Thanks for spending time listening to what is important to us. As we halve our garden space your design has shown us how we can still fit in fruit trees, and veggie area for the “gardener in residence”, alongside a lovely white scented border for me. Researching the perfect facade for the retaining wall will really tie in with our whole new build. Love your attention to detail and consideration of all important possible problems and how to overcome them. I am actually in awe of all your background work and design presentation! Even though you prefer a more formal front yard, you were equally eager to plan a more random look, still with colour and texture just like Wayne wanted. Can’t wait to invite you over to sit on the deck with me, while the “garden in residence” tends the vegie patch. On the deck, with a cup of tea and a summer breeze whispering through cascading greenery. BLISS! Thank you, Lisa.”

– Marcia – Highett

Amazing transformation and thousands added to the value of our Richmond, Tasmania, property.

“Before hiring Lisa Harper to design and renovate our garden, it was overgrown, boring, and hard to maintain. Working with Lisa on the design we were able to communicate our wants and needs and see them incorporated into the design, the transformation was amazing. Lisa made it much more functional, enjoyable and has added thousands to the value of our property. I would recommend using Lisa to transform your garden, we have been very happy with the result.”

– John “Belmont”, Tasmania

A stylish outdoor area and garden makeover for Sandringham pre-sale renovation.

“We contacted Lisa to help us makeover our tired, lost garden in preparation for the sale of our home. She did a great job, redefining the overgrown garden with new plants in her design, she helped style my outdoor areas to make it really beautiful again which really helped with a quick sale of our Sandringham home. We have hired Lisa a number of times now to help redesign our garden and would highly recommend her, she has a really good knowledge of horticulture and plants and could really deliver what we want to makeover our outdoor living areas.”

– Lisa, Black Rock

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