With very little direction apart from a few favourite plants that I wanted to retain, Andrew managed to create a beautiful front garden sanctuary befitting our Victorian sandstone home.
With his layered approach and sweeping gentle curves his design gave our garden the magic it always deserved and I had hoped for.
It has been a great pleasure to maintain and with each passing spring looks ever more wonderful.
Thank you for this Andrew
When we were in the process of building our new home we engaged Claudia and Andrew to help with choosing paint colours and designing the garden. Choosing paint colours could have been one of the most daunting prospects of the build but with Claudia’s knowledge and expertise the process was exciting. She helped us narrow down our choices until we were certain we had not only our favourites but the colours that suited the external landscape as well as the fixtures and fittings we had chosen and our existing furniture.
Andrew worked with us from the beginning of the building process to design the front garden which included the driveway, fencing and completely new garden beds. Andrew took the design of the house, the area in which we lived and our ability as novice gardeners into account. Two years later Andrew came back to completely redesign our back yard which included a stunning pool, cabana and extended decking, a sitting area with firepit and beautiful stone work. We now have an amazing outdoor extension to our home which resembles a 5 star resort.
We could not be happier with the work Claudia and Andrew have provided over the past six years and the compliments we have had from friends as well as passing strangers, who have knocked on our door numerous times, is a testament to them both.
Sue Izaks, Pymble
We asked Andrew to design a memorial garden to honour our child. Andrew listened with care and went on to create a beautiful area for remembrance and contemplation – a garden within a garden within a garden – which gently reflects its sacred context.
Jenny O'Brien, Wahroonga
Throughout the last four years, Andrew and the Caldesign team have assisted us with the design and implementation of a series of large scale landscaping projects. They have all ended successfully and this is in no small part to the thorough and thoughtful preparation that Andrew and the team have provided. We are extremely happy with the results. Caldesign have constantly provided timely, professional and personable service and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Sean Moran JP, Principal - Roseville Public School
Andrew’s team helped us landscape after we rebuilt our home from scratch in Maroubra and we weren’t disappointed.
From the site meeting he listened, then went away and created a design that provided privacy and beauty.
We also wanted an easily accessible vegetable garden which he easily incorporated.
He was also able to resolve some fencing and retaining wall/driveway issues for us.
Four years on, our garden continues to grow and flourish.
Everyone who visits always complements our garden, it feels like an oasis.
I would recommend Caldesign to anyone undertaking a landscaping project.
Tony Locke, Maroubra
Thank you Andrew and Claudia for your vision and professionalism during the year and a half it took to put together our new garden. There were some tricky moments during the project, as there always are when building on a difficult site, but we achieved great things and the end result speaks for itself! From an almost bare block of noxious weeds and a few random trees, we now enjoy a dense and thriving Australian garden all year round; full of bird life, colour and constant growth. We’re delighted with our garden and are happy to let you show it to prospective clients.
Bob and Elaine Allo, Newport
We were thrilled with Andrew’s work. He turned our small Glebe backyard into something special – a space that is both beautiful and functional. He listened to what we wanted then came up with something that surpassed our expectations. The quality of the workmanship was excellent and we were thrilled with his choice of plants and unique touches, particularly the recycled wood fence. He also managed the project himself, which made the whole process quick and painless.
Greg Hassall, Forest Lodge
We asked Andrew to provide us with an overall garden plan so that we could do the renovation of our tired old garden ourselves. Andrew was easy to talk with and quickly appreciated the current garden and came up with a plan that we were enthusiastic about. We can recommend his service. By accessing his knowledge and experience and his eye for design and colour our efforts to make a garden that is practical and attractive will become a reality.
Private Clients, Pymble
I would like to thank you for your landscaping service which was first rate and the professional manner you conducted yourself with my many requests. Thanks.
Greg Curtis, Turramurra
We are immensely happy with the design you have put forward and once again have found working with you to be an easy and enjoyable experience. Many thanks!
Megan Andriessen, Normanhurst
What you have done is perfect! Plenty of options and sensational mood lighting throughout.
Maurizio, TOVO Lighting
We engaged Andrew to solve a challenging design problem with a pool and shade structure for a small irregularly shaped backyard. From concept to detail design Andrew provided us with a creative and cost effective solution. Our family now enjoys their own small resort instead of just having a pool placed in our backyard. Andrew was a pleasure to communicate and work with and we have no hesitation in recommending his creative skills.
Rod Wilks, Roseville
Thanks Andrew and Claudia for your work so far – I think it’s really valuable to have a clear picture on how to proceed rather than letting the trades make it up.
Tony Locke, Maroubra
Your ideas and drawings have been great and given us a goal to work towards. Thanks also for sending the diagram with the levels which will be very helpful and also the plant list.
Dr. Roger Stone, St. Ives
Andrew and Claudia were able to blend their experience in knowing what works and what was possible with our ideas of what we wanted to achieve. The attention to detail and meticulous approach made the extensive landscaping and construction work run smoothly to plan, avoiding the need to make adjustments as it progressed. This created an area which has both a wonderful ambience and understated charm and has provided us with an outdoor living area which everyone loves to be in throughout the year.
Christopher Janssen, Warrawee
When renovating our townhouse in Cremorne, we found Claudia to be very personable and professional. She had a very clear vision, especially when it came to choosing colours. Her advice and reassurance was invaluable, saving us a lot of time and energy. This ultimately assisted when it came time to sell the property, as we had success with the first prospective buyer!
Private Clients, Cremorne
We engaged Claudia to help us choose all the paint colours, both interior and exterior, for our new home. Choosing paint colours could have been one of the most daunting prospects of the build but with Claudia’s knowledge and expertise the process was exciting. She helped us narrow down choices until we were certain we not only had our favourites but colours that suited the external landscape as well as the fixtures and fittings we had chosen and our existing furniture.
When the house was finally completed we couldn’t have been happier with the colour selections and the compliments we have had from friends as well as passing strangers is a testament to Claudia. We can’t thank her enough.
Sue and Shane Izaks, Pymble
Again, thanks for the works for this part, really great outcome.
I never thought I’d be in the garden talking to the plants whilst they drink!!!
We love our garden and everyone who has visited has commented on how great it looks!
John and Brigitte, Bondi Junction