Al and his team did a terrific job in transferring what was a dark and overgrown court yard into a peaceful and beautiful space that our family now uses year round. He works in a collaborative fashion and welcomed our input and preferences whilst using his extensive expertise to come up with a design and plantings that has worked perfectly in the space available to us. We are thrilled with our outdoor transformation.
Sean & Lara, South Yarra
After a knock-down and re-build of our East Malvern home, we were happy with our new house, but we were left with the usual debris and a challenging slope in the block along our rear boundary. Alistair Ripper of Gardens of the Sun consulted with us, took on board our general requirements and provided excellent advice which was incorporated in a large-scale plan and planting list. We looked at cheaper and less experienced alternatives, but quickly dismissed these when it became clear that Alistair would take over the site and work through all aspects of the project without the need for further input and worry on our part.
The cheery competence of crew was a delight to watch as sleepers were laid along our rear lane to level the block, steel post fences were erected, the ground was prepared, drainage was installed, paths appeared and were covered with crushed granite, sprinklers popped up everywhere, a lawn was rolled out, garden beds sprang to life with a variety of shrubs and young trees, and rustic vegetable boxes were ready for planting. Vines and passionfruits have begun the climb up cable strung along our pergola. All that is needed now is another growing season – we are eagerly awaiting spring this year.
The real test of a landscaper and gardener is whether you find yourself repeatedly wandering outside and around the garden paths to revel in what has been created. This has been achieved for us, and we highly recommend Gardens of the Sun to you.
Ian & Meg, Malvern East
Alistair and his team were brilliant. Creative and practical. Garden looks amazing.
"Gardens of the Sun were punctual, on time, did a good job and came back to check with us afterwards to make sure that everything is working properly."
John Linsday, Futris Pty Ltd