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Who We Are

At Sarah McLauchlan Gardens, we are devoted to creating lush and resilient gardens that perfectly complement the natural beauty of your outdoor space. Our designs blend outdoor living with the unique architecture of your home to create the perfect oasis that reflects your individual taste and personality. We use a variety of native and exotic plants to enhance biodiversity and habitat to create an outdoor experience that is both stunning and sustainable. Built elements such as pools, pergolas, water features, and hard surfaces can be integrated into your design, allowing us to transform any space into a truly exquisite outdoor living area.

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About Sarah.

Avid gardener and founder of Sarah McLauchlan Gardens, Sarah is committed to creating beautiful gardens that enhance your outdoor living space. She has a lifelong passion for plants and gardens and a close connection to nature and the outdoors having spent a childhood on the family farm in souther NSW. Sarah's design skills have been honed over many years when she started transforming her home garden into an oasis of ornamental and productive spaces. Now, she works with clients to create unique and inspiring gardens that reflect their personal style and enhance their outdoor living spaces.

Sarah completed her formal training as a garden designer with the London College of Garden Design - Melbourne, where she graduated with distinction as the student of the year. She has a solid understanding of the principles of garden design from concept through to construction details and detailed planting plans. This education has provided Sarah with the tools to develop unique and striking spaces that meet the needs and desires of each individual client. Sarah's commitment to continued education ensures that she stays at the forefront of design trends and techniques in the industry.

Sarah brings a combination of practical, technical and creative skills to every project. She has a deep understanding and appreciation of the beauty, diversity and importance of plants in our lives. Whether you are seeking a small courtyard garden or a large scale landscape project, Sarah can help you to create beautiful, sustainable outdoor spaces for your enjoyment and relaxation. 

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Our Process

Garden Design is our core business. Here's how it works!

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Our garden design process begins with a one-hour on-site consultation, where we listen to your individual needs and vision for your outdoor space. By working with you every step of the way, our design team is able to create a detailed written proposal that covers all aspects of the design process and delivers a plan that meets your goals and fits your lifestyle.

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Site Analysis

Your garden’s success starts with a comprehensive site analysis. We take into account the unique environmental factors that impact your garden, including location, sun exposure, soil quality, water availability and existing vegetation. We use this information to design a garden that will thrive for years to come.

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Concept Design

We'll craft a Concept Design for your dream garden, covering layout details for garden beds, hard surfaces, and structures. Mood boards will capture the look and feel of the garden, while a color palette, planting wish list and materials palette will bring it all together. We'll collaborate with you to create a garden that perfectly suits your style and space.

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Our Masterplan takes your garden design to the next level. We refine the concept design and create detailed drawings to bring your vision to life. Our construction plans, elevations, materials schedules & specifications provide a roadmap for the build, and we include a detailed planting plan and plant schedule to ensure every aspect of your garden is just right.


Our Approach

At Sarah McLauchlan Gardens, we pride ourselves on being client-focused garden designers. We believe that each client has unique needs and goals when it comes to garden design, and our job is to listen to those needs and goals in order to create beautiful, functional outdoor spaces. Our philosophy is to reflect the architecture of the home and the unique location of the property in our designs, allowing for outdoor living spaces that are both beautiful and functional.

Designing Gardens with Passion and Purpose

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