Below are comments from just a few of the valued clients of Timandra Design & Landscaping -


Posted 28-5-14

A little over a year ago I met Alison and David Aplin of Timandra Design & Landscaping for the first time. My garden was unkempt, lacked organisation or any sort of design and consumed much too much water.

When I talked to Alison, I asked her to design a garden with no lawns, an efficient watering system, mostly native Australian plants in a relatively long but narrow garden.

Alison designed a garden using many different native plants that have been planted in a naturalistic fashion without structured garden beds and borders. An existing hedge was replaced with a simple cream painted picket fence.

All in all I am able to say I now have a harmonious but interesting garden which uses half the water it had previously, and requires minimal maintenance.

Eleanor Cowell, Warrnambool


Posted 22-5-14

I found Timandra's advertisement in our local paper and liked what I saw on their website. I wanted a drought tolerant, low maintenance garden with shrubs and trees that would hide fences, provide privacy and complement our house with a formal garden. I was impressed with Alison's depth of knowledge and capacity to compromise with my definite ideas. Three years later I am delighted with the progress of the garden. David is most reliable and his garden maintenance is wonderful. Alison and David are always happy to answer my questions and give me advice; I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Alison and David Aplin

Penny Arnold, Warrnambool


Posted 17-5-14

We engaged Timandra to design and landscape our front garden in early 2013 after admiring one of their other make overs in town. What a transformation they achieved! From a rather haphazard collection of not very happy plants to a well designed and thoughtfully planted native garden providing colour, interesting shapes and attractive to birds. ( this was important to us)

We were so pleased with our now attractive front garden, that we asked Alison and David to transform our back garden.

Both garden make overs were done efficiently and quickly. The followup after care and maintenance service is very helpful and thorough; helping us to understand the requirements of our new and beautiful gardens. Alison has a wealth of plant knowledge and experience which she is happy to share with us.

We now look forward to years of pleasure from our harmoniously natural garden.

If you are considering a garden make over, we can confidently recommend Timandra.

Kate Cain and Andrew Lear, Portland


Posted 15-5-14

"We are delighted with our native garden, designed and planted by Alison and David. We chose a low maintenance garden using hardy Australian native plants, carefully chosen to suit our conditions. We would recommend Timandra to anyone considering a design for a new garden or help with an established one". 

Jill and Rob Howarth, Warrnambool


Posted 18-7-13

"I was worried about having workmen here for such a long time while undertaking this big project, but David is lovely - highly professional, and extremely respectful of personal space and property. I would (and do!) highly recommend him.

"I admire Alison so much. Her knowledge of plants and sustainability is extraordinary, and she has a remarkable ability to understand clients' needs and wishes, and to create a garden that reflects their lifestyle and personality. Designing a garden with Alison truly is a collaborative process, and is both an education and a pleasure.

"I now have a little sanctuary; a place of real beauty and a magnet for local wildlife, and am thrilled. Thank you, Timandra."                                  

A. McBurnie, Warrnambool

 Posted 19th November, 2012

"Alison and David provided a friendly and professional service. Alison's knowledge was first-rate; taking the surrounding environment into consideration when making her planting and design recommendations. Alison and David delivered a low-maintenance garden as requested, on time and on budget."

Nicholas Frampton, Warrnambool


Posted 3rd November, 2012
"I am extremely pleased with the design and also the great care taken with the budget.
I don't think any man could work more efficiently than David, and you seem to come up with designs that work in well with the local region whilst keeping future maintenance to a minimum.
The whole project has been a pleasure.
Thank you both very sincerely, I don't know what I would have done without you."

Jacquie Butterfield, Portland


Posted 17th August, 2012
"We are utterly delighted with the inspiration, care and skill you have brought to our garden. We can't wait for it to mature and to see the finished product".
Richard and Jan Street, Hamilton


 “Geoff and I approached Timandra Garden Design after deciding our garden was looking very tired and in need of a makeover. We knew we did not have the time or the knowledge to create the type of garden we were after.
Not only did Timandra Garden Design come up with fantastic ideas, their friendly advice was second to none.  It’s thanks to Alison and David at Timandra Garden Design, that we have a beautiful sustainable garden that we hope will evolve over a long period of time.  It is a pleasure to spend our time in”.
Geoff and Sue Trezise, Portland


"We are both pretty chuffed and very impressed with what you and your boys have achieved….We’re loving being among what you created”.  
Michael and David – Thorn Park by the Vines, 5 Star B & B, Sevenhill, Clare Valley, South Australia.


“Alison, you should be so congratulated on what you achieved in our garden.  It looks absolutely fantastic and we are thrilled with the end result”.
 Veronica Eaton, Clare.


“The expertise of Alison, who appears to have a vision of concept in matching plant types with flowering and colour, year round is exceptional.  The work ethic and follow up from both David and Alison is without peer.  We thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to establish or renovate any garden large or small”.
Lyall and Helen Ackland, Clare SA


“I can highly recommend the team at Timandra Garden Designs for their professionalism and approachability. The garden that I now have is a joy to see growing plus I get many admiring comments as well. The birds have also given the garden a big tick as they have returned in increasing numbers and we look forward to the plants providing a habitat for the many birds in the Narrawong region.
Thank you to Alison and David Aplin for all that you have created for Alan and myself”.
Adrienne Sullivan, Narrawong


“I would recommend Timandra Garden Design to any prospective clients, as their knowledge, ideas and willingness to co-operate allowed us to be very satisfied with the planning and now the wonderful visual appearance of our whole facility”.

Mrs Gloria Edwards, Barunga Village Aged Care, Port Broughton.


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