"Creating a living work of art that is a value adding setting for your home and lifestyle"
Kerrie Griffin-Moore Garden Design & Consultations, the recipient of:
The "2009 Award of Excellence for Design of a Commercial Landscape between $100,000 - $500,000" from the Landscape Association of South Australia.
The "2008 Award of Excellence for Design of a Residential Landscape under $60,000" from the Landscape Association of South Australia.
Kerrie Griffin-Moore Garden Design & Consultations
As a garden designer I work with my clients to create personal gardens that are living works of art, a sanctuary for my clients to enjoy with their family and friends, a garden of rooms that is value adding, enhances and complements their lifestyle and the architecture of their home.
My priorities are client relationships, personal service, communication, fulfilling the personal, aesthetic and functional design requirements and creating for my clients a garden setting for their home that is an expression of them.
I offer the following services, which can be tailored to the individual client's needs including the initial consultation, written report, proposed design concept, developed design with planting plan and quote for implementation of all design elements, advice on long term maintenance, plant selection, liaison with contractors on behalf of my client through the construction stage until completion of their garden.
I also source and supply plants, pots, water features, garden furniture and accessories and landscaping materials.
At the initial consultation I offer you advise, guidance and creative problem solving skills, solutions with options that support your lifestyle and gardening requirements
When designing the structural elements and selecting the plants for any courtyard, commercial, urban, hills or country landscape situation it involves careful consideration of four main aspects; environmental conditions; design factors and client requirements and plant requirements and attributes.
As a gardener I have always had a thirst for knowledge for all things relating to gardening and plants. As a youngster I was aware of the therapeutic value that creating and tending their gardens brought to people as they indulged their passion for gardening. As I grew so did my realization of the magic that gardening is.
My journey as a gardener has been peppered with successes and failures however like life I have learned from these gardening experiences the how, when, where and why of what makes a garden work and grow and I offer this experience and knowledge to my clients.
Prior to undertaking formal Horticultural and Garden Design study and training, I had created and maintained many personal gardens, each a sanctuary for my family, friends, clients and me.
The acceptance and appreciation of these gardens that I had created and maintained fuelled my desire for more knowledge and I undertook studies which saw me graduate with Horticultural Certificate and Diploma of Garden Design.
In April of 2000 I started the South Australian Branch of the Mediterranean Garden Society, which has a focus on sharing information, and promoting water-wise and climate compatible gardens. As the inaugural chair of the society, I was selected to represent our branch at the AGM of the International Mediterranean Society in Palermo, Sicily.
On that journey I had the opportunity to visit many public and private gardens that are situated in a Mediterranean climate zone, like we are here in South Australia.
This work was partially responsible for my being awarded the Sir Thomas Playford TAFE Study Award.
These experience opened my eyes and showed me that it is possible to create beautiful gardens that are water-wise and climate compatible.
It also impressed upon me the importance of structure and flow in a garden; working with our environment; creating outdoor rooms as an extension of our living spaces and of creating a sanctuary for my clients so they can play, rest and rejuvenate in.
Since my graduation I have grown my business on giving my clients personal service, sharing knowledge, offering advise, guidance and creative solutions to their garden requirements, designing and building gardens for my clients that are an expression of them, to live in, love and enjoy.
Creating sanctuary gardens that support and reflect their lifestyle!
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