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43 Alphington Street
Alphington, Victoria 3078
43 Alphington Street
Alphington, Victoria 3078
Landscape designer based in Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne-based landscape design business creating eye-catching and creative gardens that focus on aesthetics, enjoyability, practicality and sustainability. From small urban gardens to large country landscapes and coastal retreats, our gardens are designed to meet your individual desires and requirements and can be intentionally different, classically elegant or a combination of both.
Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, North Central Victoria
Certificate in Garden Design, RMIT
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Jackie from AvantGardener has been excellent to work with during two stages of work she has completed for us, initially designing the hard and soft landscaping elements for a new pool in our side garden and then extending the theme and integrating it into our rear garden. Jackie has great ideas and designed a wonderful garden with interesting plants. She sourced the plants and recommended a great landscaper to construct the hard landscaping elements and build the garden. We are really happy with our new pool area and beautiful garden which keeps improving as time goes by. We highly recommend Jackie’s service.
February 5, 2020
We would like to start by highly recommending Jackie “Avantgardener” to anyone wanting to have an amazing garden design . Our garden is a thing of beauty with gorgeous colours of plants, flowers and trees that flows so well. The succulents and boarder shrubs blend beautifully, yet every plant stands out so well on their own. The trees are just perfect! The crazy paving path is amazing and ties the garden perfectly. We are very basic gardeners and asked Jackie to design our front garden and the side of the house for us….She always listened to what we would would like. Her expert knowledge of plants and design is exceptional which helped guide us. Her vision and experience helped us to make a decision. However, the garden design and installation exceeded our expectation. We love it. Thank you Jackie.
January 20, 2020
Sue and Mark
So many people stop and tell us of the joy our new garden has brought to the whole street! Jackie was a delight to deal with from the initial concept to completion. She listened to our vision for a formal showstopper front garden where fragrant green envelopes us but which is also sensitive to our heritage home; and a more contemporary back garden that extends our living space. She gave us creative options, was willing to incorporate our ideas into stunning designs, searched high and low for unusual plants, and worked seamlessly with Glenn and the team from Exclusive Landscape Constructions to create a garden which exceeds our dreams. We could not be happier!
November 24, 2019Last modified:April 26, 2020
Wow - avantgardner has reinvented our old garden and average landscaping into a beautiful complement to our Victorian house. Brilliant!
March 9, 2019
We engaged Jackie to design our front and rear gardens and have been delighted with the result. Jackie asked great questions and gave us several designs based on how we thought we wanted to use the space, with ideas we would never have thought of. She considered the aspect, flow, where plants would thrive, height, colour and structure. We regularly have passers by stop and admire our front garden- which is both beautiful and cleverly designed to cope with the leaves and reduced water from the plane trees on our street. Thank you Jackie!
August 16, 2018
It was an enormous pleasure to work with Jackie on our new back garden!! We initially went through a series of ideas on what sort of look we wanted, then began choosing plants to fit. Finally we worked through the total cost of the project including gardening, clearing and landscaping. Throughout, Jackie was enthusiastic and thoughtful and checked regularly on progress. She actually sourced lots of plants for us, which we'd pulled from catalogues. She suggested quite a few excellent tradespeople to cover specialised aspects, and the whole project ran to schedule...the final garden looks splendiferous. Now she is doing our front garden too...happy to recommend to anyone..if you are not sure, check out our garden.
January 18, 2018
We started our garden renovation project with an outline idea of what colours we wanted, and that we wanted the front garden to be a space we could live in, rather than just move through on the way to the front door. Other than that, we were very light on for ideas. After our first meeting with Jackie to talk about possibilities (noting we had seen other projects of Jackie's in our neighbourhood and liked her work), Jackie presented to us two design options. We much preferred the second (and more complex and more expensive design). Jackie helped us with every important step of the project, from recommending who we should seek quotes from for the new pathway, to the selection and sourcing of every single plant. We even needed Jackie's help to water in our "babies" whilst we went on leave in early January, and Jackie took care of the garden for us in our absence to make sure it continued to thrive. I am absolutely thrilled with the finished project, and we now have the gorgeous open space in front of our home that I had hoped for.
January 15, 2018
Jackie recently helped us redo our courtyards and WOW what a great result! We are thrilled! Jackie has wonderful ideas, listens to what you hope to achieve and puts it all together. She also introduced us to Andrew who helped make her design come to life! A true professional and a beautiful person, we would recommend Jackie to anyone looking to establish their perfect garden - large or small.
July 31, 2017
It has been a pleasure to have Jackie McWilliam design our garden. She is creative, thoughtful and considers all options, giving many ideas from which to choose. Jackie works hard to understand a client's preferences which are reflected in the finished design. She was able to recommend an excellent landscaper to implement her work. After completion Jackie is happy to answer any questions and is genuinely interested in the progress of the garden.
June 2, 2017
I hired Jackie, who had been highly recommended to me, and she totally exceeded my expectations. Her goal was to design a front garden for an Edwardian Home. I had buried in my mind what I basically wanted, with out clearly knowing, she was able to extract this and put a number of concepts to me. All concepts hit the nail on the head, and she, like me was always motivated for the space to have a point of distinction and uniqueness. She achieved this. She sourced distinct plants, and furniture from the remoteness points of Victoria. She always kept me updated and involved in the process as I needed to, we were texting, calling after hours. It was such a delight to work with her. She also recommended the most professional landscapers to bring her concepts to life and supervised it all the way to ensure it went to her very high standard. No doubt I will use Jacqui going forward for all future landscaping designs. I'd highly recommend Jacqui and wouldn't contemplate using anyone else. If you want high quality, distinctive and unique designs, Jacqui is the creative to talk with.
January 13, 2017
Jackie consulted with us to help us design our outdoor space, including a deck and pergola. We asked her for design help, progressed to a sketch level, with our builder providing structural drawings and actually building the deck and pergola. Jackie was great and spent many hours in consultation, providing sketches and ideas. We love the angular final design of both deck and pergola. We have now planted wisteria to grow up over the pergola, and are about to plant advanced Chinese Star Jasmine to cover the north facing fence along the deck. Stay tuned for more photos when the planting is more advanced. We are looking forward to our little shady and scented summer room!
November 19, 2016
I had completed a renovation and the last thing was the back garden. I had some idea but Jackie was amazing at providing options, plans and listening to how I wanted to use the space. I cannot speak highly enough of Jackie, her creativity, energy and passion made her a pleasure to work with. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE my garden and every day that I walk out into my back room and see all the changing colours and greenery I feel amazed at the wonderful view. Jackie does end to end so not only plants but furniture and art. Happy to provide a personal reference....and I never do that !
November 13, 2016