7 Reviews

7 Reviews for Outscape

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: June 2010
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999
Catriona, Principal of Outscape has a rare skill set and we feel so fortunate to have benefited from her expertise in helping us realise our vision for Girragirra.
With a wealth of experience behind her, both as a professional landscape architect and as partner in a broad acre farming business, Catriona brings a perspective shaped by experience and practicality.
Catriona comes to the design brief with an open mind, truly listens to your dreams and schemes and sets about helping you make them come true within the constraints of soil type, land form, climate and the all-important budget.
We have always been impressed with Catriona’s sense of scale and perspective – it’s quite uncanny. Her knowledge of plants and the conditions they require is encyclopedic and she’s just as happy (and capable) of drawing a freehand sketch onsite to get you going at minimum cost as she is delivering a meticulously thought through, beautifully presented masterplan.
Our relationship with Outscape goes back a long way. As a member of the School Council at Forbes Primary School and later as Chair of the Development Committee at All Saint’s College, Wendy recommended Catriona to both institutions where her advice and planning were both sought and implemented to great effect.
The Girragirra brief has been all encompassing, beginning in 2010 and involving close collaboration with our architect on the house location right down to using an ancient River Red Gum as the central axis for house and garden. Building on the floodplain naturally came with constraints and required careful, imaginative planning. We added a further layer of complexity with the request that the garden design adhere to permaculture principles.
Catriona delivered on that brief in spectacular style. Undoubtedly Catriona’s beautiful plan for Girragirra has been a big part of the several awards we’ve been fortunate enough to win and more importantly we absolutely love it!
Working to the plan makes implementing the amazing garden and property wide tree plantings she designed for us “discussion” free – always a bonus and heading for seven years down the track in 2017 Catriona’s ongoing support and advice remains invaluable.
If only there were more Catriona’s – the world would definitely be a more beautiful, functional place!
Kim and Wendy Muffet
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