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Matthew O’Grady Landscape Designs is based in Adelaide, however they also work in Victoria. Matthew O’Grady (owner and founder) has been creating exceptional residential gardens and outdoor living spaces for the past 10 years. With this experience, Matthew has expanded into creating Sensory Gardens; Aged care and Dementia Specific Sensory Gardens.
Matthew O’Grady Landscape Designs are an award winning team. Matthew and his team won the, “Design Residential Landscape” category $30,000- $60,000 in 2016 and “Design Residential Landscape” category $70,000- $150,,ooo in 2017 which is awarded by the Master Landscapers of SA.(MLSA) annually.
The 2016 award winning garden was featured in the magazine, “Backyard: in the Designer Gardens section in July 2017. sagardens and outdoor living magazine featured the 2017 award winning garden in their summer 2017 edition in their , “Mastering the Art” feature on some of the MLSA 2017 winners.
Matthew O’Grady Landscape Designs proudly provide solutions for Residential gardens, the Quintessional Aussie Backyard especially if room for a pool, Outdoor kitchens with BBQ / Entertaining area, Courtyards, Themed landscapes, Rooftop outdoor spaces or Aged Care Facilities. Their personalised service, combined with their wealth of experience and expertise, will result in your landscape project exceeding your every expectation.
Every project, no matter the size, is given the same intense attention to detail, highest level of workmanship, personal care and responsible project management. Budgets are discussed and kept to whilst ensuring a maximum outcome to add value, both quality of life for the people using the new space and dollar value to the home or aged care facility.
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Designing the Landscape – Living libraries
Matthew O’Grady is a proud member of Master Landscapers of SA,. He and his team regularly attend those workshops and events to keep up to date with trends, codes and the latest products and plants. Matthew’s passion for enhancing his landscape knowledge also finds him visiting other local and interstate events both for his own pleasure whilst adding to his ideas for his clients.Matthew designs and constructs outdoor rooms or “Living Libraries ” to create living memories for those people using them to enjoy and to suit their lifestyle.
To achieve success with designing the landscape, whether it’s a residential garden, an Aged Care Facility, a new garden, or a renovated outdoor space, a detailed plan is required. In the same way that every new home, needs an individually tailored plan, so does a well designed garden or outdoor space.
The plan takes into account all the details needed, such as;
- Survey and logistics
- Site preparation
- Plants to be used, including number and size
- Materials, construction levels
- Retaining walls and drainage
- Soil types
- Cost calculation.
- Council approved plans – when required
- Consultation with other Trades – when required ie. Plumber, Electrician
Consultation ;Our plans take into account all aspects of the property including:
Where is north and south for optimal planting, seating or other structures required such as steps, paving, water features, lighting and irrigation. Every plan is customised to meet the client’s brief. Our job as landscape designers is to increase ideas, inject possibilities, create interest and excitement.
We love to inspire using the 5 senses: Taste, Sight, Touch, Smell and Hearing, in creating outdoor living spaces. We like to call them Living Libraries. Nothing makes me happier than hearing a client tell me they “love their new garden and how much joy it gives them and their family, and friends”. It makes all the time spent on planning and the actual physical work, very worthwhile.
For every dollar spent on a well constructed landscape design, the return can be threefold. What price though, can be placed on enjoyment, stimulating the 5 senses and improving quality of life?
As these plans are unique to your landscape, they are available in hard copy. All consults are done on site with all owners present. Whilst the plan is yours, it is copyright to Matthew O’Grady Landscape Designs.
Your budget is an important aspect of the planning stage, so have a budget in mind. Discuss this plus any aspect that you may be considering to do yourself. This way we can plan according to your needs. Plans can be done in stages.
Consult and Fees
Consult times; Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9am -3pm, Sunday, closed.
Fees; Landscape Design Plan –
Consult Fee $290 plus GST’;
includes discussion of landscape feasibility and possibilities for the site
Scaled plan, from $1,500.00 plus GST;
includes detailed layout of hard and soft scaping to enable costing of landscape and feasability of site application.
Dementia Specific Sensory Gardens
Matthew O’Grady Landscape Designs specialises in Dementia Specific Sensory gardens. Matthew is passionate about designing and building gardens in Aged Care Facilities, particularly those suffering with dementia, to improve quality of life. To date, he has designed and built Sensory gardens in Victoria and South Australia. He aims to continue this throughout Australia.
More information under Sensory Gardens.
About Matthew O’Grady
“My great passion is gardens and I love to design and build, them and watch them thrive. More than that, I love to see the people I create gardens for enjoy their new garden environment. I try to create a story for them, to share a great moment, making lasting memories. This gives me great pleasure.
Since I began specializing in Dementia Specific Sensory Gardens my passion in this area has risen to a whole new level. It humbles me to be able to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from dementia. It gives me great joy in enabling the residents improved quality of life, greater independence.”
About our Team
Matthew leads a professional team of landscape garden specialists. They use quality materials, source plants from reputable nurseries and insist on the highest level of workmanship from each other. As a team, they apply their ingenuity and vast industry experience to every project – no matter the size or theme. They relish a challenge and ‘go the extra mile’ to see great results. The team makes every landscape design interesting and unique.