Video: watch a design emerge from a to-scale aerial photo
Would you like a sustainable, eco-friendly garden that's lower maintenance than a conventionally-designed garden, and provides you with tasty, healthy produce all year round? A garden based on strong design principles that save water and energy, creating a more comfortable space so you and your family can enjoy spending more time outdoors?
Canberra Permaculture Design offers a range of garden advice and design services, based on permaculture ethics, techniques and principles.
To arrange any of the services below, don't hesitate to call Cally on 0410 121 272 or email CanberraPermacultureDesign(at)gmail.com
If you would like to arrange a garden consultation or design as a gift for someone, please click on the gift certificate tab.
$250 ($500 with report)
A garden consultation is a good starting point to get a general sense of how permaculture principles could apply to your garden.
Maybe you already have some ideas and want to get a second opinion. Or perhaps you don't know where to start.
Don't forget your notepad and get ready to look at your garden in a whole new way!
Optional add in:
Level 1: Intermediate garden design
The concept design is a scale drawing of your whole block fitted onto an A3 paper size.
The concept design shows placement of main features (veg beds, main paths, earthworks, garden borders, compost zones) and trees, and offers suggestions for types of plant in each area, but you get to decide where you want to put specific shrubs, trees and ground covers.
The accompanying report explains the opportunities and limitations of your site, the rationale for my design ideas and explains key permaculture concepts.
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Level 2: Complete garden design
A level 2 drawing includes locations of individual trees and shrubs, and all infrastructure (e.g. all paths, walls, chicken coops, earthworks, veg and garden beds), while smaller plants are left for you to decide (suggestions are provided). The report for Levels 1 and 2 is the same.
Note: ff you're the kind of person that likes 'paint by numbers' style instructions, where every plant is listed on your plan, this can also be accommodated for an additional fee.
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If you need specific advice, like options for water harvesting in your garden, advice or designs for non-residential spaces, or a quick sketch on some element, I can tailor services for you.
Here's how much a garden can change in just 18 months:
Left: our first garden, just after we moved in. Right, view from top of steps, approx 18 months later, the garden is vigorously growing annual vegetables and perennial herbs. Despite the small size, we also included several apple trees, a cherry, an apricot, a fig, an almond and two pears, though they were still small when we took this photo. Dividing the garden into two connected spaces makes it feel more spacious even though there are many more plants than before.