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Great understanding of our needs

After trying for 6-7 years ourselves to design and grow a native area in our garden, we invested in bringing David on board... and wow what a difference that has made for the garden.
He thinks outside the box and presents it in a manner that we understand and can embrace. working transparently with the costs and within our budget he was a joy to work with and i would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending David for any project, large or small.

Lovely work

David understood perfectly what I was looking for! He redisgned my front and back yard, which are very small spaces. But now, it looks more generous, and more usuable for lounging. David was listening to my needs and made perfect beautiful design around it. The work was done very professional, and the work space was left prestine. I am over the moon with my new garden!

by Tamsin Franklin on Spencer Garden Design

I highly recommend David. He is a dedicated hard worker, totally reliable. He has great ideas but is adaptable if you change your mind or need to work around an issue. He is a good communicator and works to your budget. Our garden brings me delight every day. I will never attempt to manage my own garden design again!!

by Samantha Somers-Johnstone and Ricky Johnstone on Spencer Garden Design
Outstanding Work

I cannot recommend Spender Garden Design and Horticultural Services more highly.

We recently had a pool installed and needed our backyard landscaped. David's beautiful innovative design ideas and plant selections were amazing. He took into consideration our requirements for a family and pet friendly space and worked with us to provide a garden that was bespoke and within our budget. He solved several problems that had been concerning us including an unsightly shed and a privacy issue. His reliability and work ethic was second to none.

Thanks to David we now have a garden that I am immensely proud of. It's beautiful, perfectly suits our lifestyle, and just as importantly, is easy to maintain.

by Bev Olbrich on Spencer Garden Design
Campbell Street, Glen Waverley landscape

My wife and I engaged Spencer Garden Design to landscape an area between our side fence to neighbours and the verandah we have running the length of our kitchen/living room. Forward of this strip of about 1.2 m width and about 8 m length, the area expands to 3 m by 5 m between that fence and the house wall.

The work required the installation of 20 decorative screen panels on the fence, red-gum sleeper edging to the planted area and erection of a screen fence that is about 2.5 m high, facing the front of the property.

David Spencer did all the work entirely by himself and demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, coping with unexpected problems in the construction phase. He also accurately predicted the timetable for project completion.

He demonstrated an empathy with our own garden design preferences which involve incorporation of symmetry about focal points and a preference for exotic rather than native plants, as evidenced by our own design of other areas of the garden.

We have no hesitation in recommending him for other projects. He will give an accurate assessment of the time needed to complete the project and he displays a very pleasing choice of plants and planting patterns.

Beverley and Erich Olbrich

01 March 2016

by Liz Bongetti on Spencer Garden Design
New front garden

We are delighted by our new garden. We have never had such lush lawn and love watching everything come to life. Thanks David.

by Melanie Garden on Spencer Garden Design
A pleasure to work with

David assisted us transform both the front and backyard of our unit, into an attractive and inviting space.
The end result, exceeded our expectations.
David's knowledge, and creativity really helped to bring the two spaces to life. His knowledge of native plant was fantastic.
I would have no hesitation in using David's services again or recommending his services.

by Chris Blyth on Spencer Garden Design
Professional quality

David has designed and built our gardens since 2000. He is intensely professional, but very creative. He is also a very efficient gardener. We've always been amazed at how much he does in a short time. Needless to say we are pleased we met him and grateful for what he has done for us

by Narelle Stevens on Spencer Garden Design
Created a Toorak Garden

We moved into a lovely old apartment in Toorak a year ago, but the garden was overgrown and weed ridden. David created a magical Toorak garden full of camellias, gardenias, magnolias and box. It has really changed the look of the block - fantastic.

by Liz & Bec on Spencer Garden Design
A passionate garden artist

We were familiar with David’s garden design, having visited his own garden when it was opened as part of the ‘Australian Open Garden scheme ‘. So it was with no hesitation that we employed him to design and install our new garden.
The process right from the start went smoothly. He spent time listening to our ideas and added a few of his own to help overcome a couple of site issues. Not only was he able to do the horticultural work, including putting in a watering system, but he also built us a Merbau deck.
The outcome is a marvelous garden that we love and is admired by all. David is a true artist and is clearly passionate about the work he does. We have no hesitation in recommending him.

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G&J Latta
WattleValley Rd
Camberwell 3124

Our front garden was bland. We wanted someone to re invigorate our garden and give it a contemporary appearance and yet one that would complement our 1920’s home. We were recommended to David Spencer of “Spencer Garden Design and Horticultural Services.”

Within a couple of days our garden was transformed. Our garden had a mixture of colours, and layers of exotic and traditional plants. Every person who walked past our house, stopped to admire our garden.

“Spencer Garden Design and Horticultural Services” then moved to our back yard and designed a garden with different zones adding an outdoor dining oasis, surrounded by sub-tropical plants….it was heaven to sit in a beautiful garden and drink a good wine. We recently had to down size and sold our place. The attraction for all interested buyers was the garden and the extra value we achieved when we sold was substantially due to our stunning garden.

David Spencer is very creative and works quickly and efficiently. We can without hesitation highly recommend David and “Spencer Garden Design and Horticultural Services” to anyone who wants that special garden.

“We have a half acre garden in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne and Spencer Garden Design and Horticultural Services have helped me over the last 5+ years to make it a beautiful oasis. David listens carefully, is creative and reliable. While it is still “my garden”, his support makes it manageable and a pleasure. I would recommend Spencer Garden Design and Horticultural Services to anyone who wants to create or maintain a beautiful garden.

Narelle Stevens
East Doncaster”

Peter & Carmel McEwan
2/32 Alfred Street

Beaumaris Vic 3193

14 August 2014

David our Garden Guru

It has been our good fortune and absolute pleasure to engage David from Spencer Garden Design & Horticultral Services to design and maintain our much loved garden. We have been extremely happy with all aspects of his
work and his ideas and advice have been invaluable. David`s ideas and knowledge of plants, shrubs and trees is extensive and he continues to offer knowledgable advice in the ongoing maintenance and development of the garden.

We have met very few people with Davidís work ethic of hard work and integrity which always gives us peace of mind.

All those who visit the garden without fail make comment of its design and beauty.

Words cannot describe the pleasure the garden has and continues to give us, and we thank David every moment we are in his beautiful creation.

Peter & Carmel McEwan