LANDSCAPE DESIGN SYDNEY

Inspiring Outdoor Living

Landscape design Sydney by Vogue & Vine

Vogue & Vine are an innovative Sydney Landscape Design companywith creative landscape design services for both residential & commercial gardens.

Our design philosophy sets us apart – combining the casual Australian way of life with stunning plant design.

Every garden is different, so we offer different design packages to suit both new gardens and garden renovations. These are suitable for both residential gardens and commercial gardens.

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Compact design ideas for small Sydney Balcony gardens.

 

Designing new commercial spaces takes into account council regulations for DA or CDC, fast approvals and the project budget.

Perfect for Sydney townhouses & large apartments that need privacy and to make the most of limited space.

Our on-site consultation helps develop the broad design theme and establishes the foundation for your detailed landscape design plan.

Discover our consultation options here

Vertical gardens & green wall gardens are a perfect solution to introduce greenery into garden areas that are limited in space.

Pools are a great addition to a Sydney backyard, but without quality landscape design – They can be stark and uninviting.

Vogue & Vine design pools and landscaping together so they in harmony – creating the ultimate outdoor Sydney lifestyle.

Design Concepts

The design stage of your project is where our Vogue & Vine team provide more detailed documentation about our garden design ideas. This is included with design concept plan. 

The plan includes:

Plant suggestions

  • An image based view of your garden
  • Perspective sketches of selected hardscape areas
  • Material suggestions such as paving, lawn or decking

Each garden design concept also includes images of plants and materials to visually explain our suggestions.

 

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Some projects require a more detailed scope of works that can be submitted to council for approval.

Our team are experienced with commercial landscape design where more detail is required for construction documentation.

Our services include:

  • DA or CDC Landscape plans suitable for council submission.
  • Commercial landscape plans and consultation for larger projects.

What our clients say

Yvonne - Queens Park

"Deb and her team were outstanding. We were blown away by the ingenuity of her creative design, transforming our small courtyard to a tropical oasis and zen garden. Deb delivered on time and within budget and was a pleasure to deal with . Her ideas have created a place that we are so happy to enjoy. Highly recommend!"

Maria P - Rose Bay

"Deb and Nina were so attentive to our landscaping needs. Deb ignited a spark within me and I felt very passionate and inspired by the final plan. Nina was so helpful in sourcing my outdoor furniture and pots. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough- would give 10 stars if I could!."

Leigh D - Bronte

"I engaged Vogue & Vine to bring my balcony to life. Deb presented various options - all nailed the brief! Her selection of plants perfectly fit the look and feel of the space. The balcony remains the star of the show with a perfectly themed planter box bookended by 2 fabulous vertical gardens. Sensational!."

Our landscape design process

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 1 – ON SITE CONSULTATION 

We meet and discuss your unique landscape and garden. We look at existing residential structures, orientation, lighting, outlook to neighbours and suburb feel.

Brief – Develop what you can achieve based upon your broader interests, how you entertain and how you would like to use the garden or courtyard for outdoor living.

Images – We often ask you to prepare images of gardens you like for your project. This helps to guide the design process.

Budget – Your budget dictates what we can realistically incorporate into our design. We help put numbers to your ideas in a matter of minutes to fast track the garden design process.

End result – We will have developed a thorough understanding of your brief, discussed new ideas, and be in a position to forward you a proposal.

 2 – PROPOSAL & QUOTE 

If you would like us to design your garden, we will send you a fee proposal to prepare your design concept plan – which outlines our understanding of your brief. 

Our proposal outlines a thorough checklist of what we include in our design concept plans based upon your brief.

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 3 – DESIGN CONCEPT PLANS

We create your design concept plans after acceptance of our fee proposal. This includes:

  • Confirm the brief and do a thorough on-site analysis.
  • Draw up a to scale plan of the site.
  • Sketch 1-2 design concept plans.
  • Discuss the design concepts and present a mood board with suggested plants, pots, materials and other styling suggestions.
  • Present final concepts including 2D landscape design plan, planting plan and planting schedule.
  • Liaise with landscape contractors to help balance the design and cost.

4 – SOURCING & PLANTS

We style your garden and source items from our global supplier base. This can include outdoor furniture, pots and planters, outdoor rugs, screens, mirrors, water features or wall art. 

Sourcing and procurement is either incorporated into our design fee OR offered on a separate hourly rate.

Ordering plants

As qualified horticulturalists, we supply the plants. This often requires many hours of back and forth discussions with local and interstate nurseries to ensure plant availability, quality and maximises plant affordability.

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5 – CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION

Many clients work with us all the way through the project to completion. This ensures that design and construction integrity is maintained. 

Once the garden design is approved, we arrange a construction detailing and a quote using our relationships with some of Sydney’s best landscape contractors.

Project Liaison

Our role can involve continued liaison with contractors throughout the project. We also order all required plants and other styling elements to finalise your garden.

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The Vogue & Vine team include qualified horticulturalists, expert landscape designers and Landscape Architects. 

As experienced landscape designers, they have the experience and knowledge across all the trades involved to bring your stunning new garden to life.

They have formed valuable networks with some of Sydney’s finest landscape contractors and builders to help transform your designs from vision to reality.

SMALL SYDNEY GARDENS – BALCONIES & COURTYARDS

We have developed a significant portfolio of smaller gardens –  These suit apartment balconies and townhouse courtyards. They often include the smart use of pots and plants as well as styling elements such as mirrors, rugs and furniture.

LARGE SYDNEY GARDEN BACKYARDS

Our larger garden designs leverage many of the ideas of our smaller designs BUT on a larger scale. These often include outdoor shading, relaxation zones, fire pits, larger planting, swimming pool design, timber decking and larger format pots.

STYLES & INFLUENCES

There are many styles available. These are some used for large backyard gardens and small garden design:

  • Japanese Zen – Minimal & low maintenance
  • Modern Australian coastal – Modern with native flora
  • Balinese tropical – Modern tropical oasis
  • French– European inspired formal

 

The landscape design phase consists of research, gathering ideas, and setting a plan. 

The important elements to consider are:

  • Climate and microclimates and genius loci
  • Topography and orientation of the site
  • Council and NSW resource building codes
  • Assessing Soil condition & ph levels, irrigation & site drainage
  • Human and vehicular access and circulation;
  • outdoor furniture & styling and outdoor lighting; 
  • Native plant habitat where available
  • Property safety and security such as boundary fencing
  • Construction detailing on the plan

Landscape design blends 4 important skill sets beyond basic gardening knowledge:

  • Creative design & expertise
  • Detailed & practical construction knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of horticulture
  • The ability to draw plans using landscape design software
Professional landscape designers focus on integrating the master landscape planning of a property and the finer garden design or landscape elements and plants within it. 
It is more than just knowledge of gardening that is required. 
The practical, design aesthetic, horticultural knowledge, and environmental sustainability are also components of landscape design. 
This is often divided into hardscape design and softscape design. Sydney landscape designers have the skills to collaborate with related disciplines such as architects, civil engineers, surveyors and landscape contractors to achieve a professional garden.
Contact us at Vogue & Vine or see our design packages here.