What are our customers saying?
Unique & Enduring
There was never any chance of us being able to afford to buy or have built a well known ‘architect designed’ home. However what we realised, after getting to know you over the years, is we luckily got a highly recognised architect designed garden and entertaining area. By the way, it was great seeing you appear, and the personal and professional interest you generated, at the Home Show last year for example.
You gave us things like a unique pebble mix pathway. Plus a variety of plantings from cottage to exotic and (friends tell us) some flora seldom seen. Also your original design layout/plantings have allowed us to supplement and evolve the garden as some plants come and go. I.e. there is always some new aspect to the garden to tend and admire. We also appreciated your expert advice along the way as to the best adjustments to make in keeping with changing circumstances.
Additionally it is said that work such as yours can add value to a property. We know that to be financially true. The work you did on our investment property development in Beaumaris helped sell it for a record price.
David, it’s been 17 years since you first designed and managed the build/transformation of our backyard.. Yet we are still complimented by friends new and old alike regarding the garden set up. It provides us pleasure, privacy and practicality. In short an enjoyable pastime & conversation piece! It is indeed a testimony to what a great and enduring job you have done.
PS Great to hear that your work is still in high demand despite the economy being hard hit.
Hi Alex and David K,
Thank you both very much for all your hard work, patience and attention to detail throughout this project.
The end result is fantastic. Your careful choice and supervision of specialists was a big contributor. And following up on the small points made all the difference.
Good luck for all your current and future projects,
David P and Helen
It is with great pleasure that we write this testimonial for Outdoor Creations.
From the time we initially spoke to David right through to our final inspection, we received professional design and project management services. Their design and choice of our landscape contractor (Pinnacle Landscapes) was exceptional and we are extremely pleased with the end result which was completed on time and within budget.
We are most grateful to David and his exceptional team for the fantastic outdoor garden they have created for us.
We highly recommend engaging Outdoor Creations to anyone looking to enhance their outdoor living areas.
Stephen & Lesley Lennon
My experience with David has only ever been delightful. The professionalism and advice he provides is spot on. David first designed my garden 11 years ago on budget and on brief.
I have recently engaged with David again to turn my outdoor pond in to a dry creek bed. The process was seamless from the design to plant selection to the landscaper choice and best of all it looks great. I am so happy. in regard to value he is a gentleman and always provides more then he charges for.
If only we could have more people like David…
Jim De Giorgio
We could not be happier with the design and finished garden that David and his team created for us. It is now 4 years since he created our outdoor area and it meets our whole families needs perfectly. We found David to listen to our needs and preferences and then use his expertise and experience to make the finished product better than we ever imagined. Very highly recommended!
We had a newly built house on the site of our old home. The space to work with was very tight… 4 metres width and a substantial drop from floor level to the ground… a problem area. David saw the site and fairly quickly displayed a wonderful enthusiasm and creativity with what could be possible. Big ideas where you could have been timid. An above ground pool to deal with the height issue, a glass window wall, A sunken garden area in front of this. A wall at the back of the pool incorporating a leadlight window from our old home, water features on the wall. We found this too exciting to not follow through!
Couldn’t have asked for more from the team at Outdoor Creations. Super knowledgeable, super helpful, and just a pleasure to deal with. Our garden design was fabulous and David listened to our needs (with two small children who love the outdoors) and came up with solutions to suit us now and into the future. Highly Recommended.
David and his team were great. The garden design was spectacular while still being practical for our family. The construction team they suggested were amazing, a great crew and value for money. David told us on his first visit that when the gardens was completed it would be of the standard you would need to sell the house – he wasn’t wrong and when it was complete that is exactly what we did. The price we got for the house in a falling market was all down to the garden – we couldn’t be happier and would recommend David and his team to everyone!
I just wanted to let you know that it’s been great working with you.
Friendly and great to deal with.
I called David on Thursday for a quote after seeing his car around my local area in the past. I advised we were under a bit of pressure time wise and on the spot David advised he would be available to meet with me and my wife the next day which was amazing at such short notice. We needed to get our much overdue project going and expected to have long delays so David getting out to meet with us so quickly was awesome. From the get go I could tell David had great knowledge and experience in building and landscape design and he solved several of our design concerns in about 5 minutes not to mention the cost saving this will likely achieve. It’s hard to find honest and helpfull contacts in the building industry these days and we are looking forward to working with David and his team over the next few months to get our property ready for a family wedding later in the year!!
From the moment we first met David Kirkpatrick from Outdoor Creations we knew he was the right person for the job. David’s ability to visualise the project and then turn that vision into a stunning landscape was exceptional. We started with a blank canvass and David and his team turned it into an oasis that is now the centre of our home and the envy of our family and friends. His design fit perfectly with our own ideas and nothing was ever too much trouble. Any questions or concerns we had were addressed in a timely and professional manner and his follow up and after service is exceptional. David’s ability to engage with his clients and actually take the time to listen to what we wanted allowed us to be part of the whole process, we never felt rushed when we were talking with David. David’s ability to manage numerous trades and to get the job done is of an exceptionally high standard. I would highly recommend David and the team from Outdoor Creations to anyone planning landscaping works or garden design.
Found the team and particularly David outstanding in the design of our outdoor space. The design was extremely technical, inclusive of pool and outdoor kitchen etc, and despite this, David and his team managed to fulfil the brief completely. They were able to achieve this by listening and providing a high level of client service. Would highly recommend Outdoor Creations.
David Kirkpatrick is a pleasure to deal with. Epitomising true customer service and integrity, (which are a rarity in this industry!), he has been a much appreciated support to us, providing professional service and advice.
Outdoor Creations did an outstanding job. Great experience. Love my garden!
After a lot of time selecting a Landscape Designer, we finally settled on Outdoor Creations, in part due to a number of friends having had an excellent experience with David Kirkpatrick and his team.
I have to say that the friends who recommended him were spot on. David is a delight to deal with and came up with some fabulous solutions our architect was stumped with.
This means that we now have a wonderful outdoor space we love, we use and are proud to entertain in.
David and his team are a delight to work with. David is very easy going and listens to all your ideas, and helps organize them into something coherent that works for your garden. All ideas were considered and then tweaked as necessary to accommodate for soil, sun location, use and visual presentation. Could not be happier with the service offered and will happily recommend Outdoor Creations to everyone.
I had my gardens designed and created by David and his team. They were a pleasure to deal with and our garden is a dream now. We never imagined so much was involved but even to the point we no longer have drainage and water pooling issues that we had before. Thanks David, we’re happy to recommend Outdoor Creations anytime.
It is a truly amazing spectacle to watch the transformation of a bland outdoor space to a beautiful, livable oasis before your eyes. David has such a gift for working with both his clients’ needs and the landscape, to bring to life a vision that is beyond what I could have ever imagined for the space. Well done to David and the amazing team at Outdoor Creations.
David has provided superb landscaping service and advice to us on a number of properties we have owned on the Mornington Peninsula. David has the rare ability to really listen to what we want to create and to help make our dreams come true, within a realistic budget. We love his book, ‘ The Heart of the Garden” which illustrates his ability to work in a whole range of styles that suit the tastes and needs of his clients. The consummate professional, and passionate about garden design, David is a joy to work with and is someone we would highly recommend to anyone wanting to create a garden they will love for years.
David and his team at Outdoor Creations developed our ideal landscape design. David was very professional, asking us all the right questions to really understand our needs & preferences, challenging our initial thoughts and providing solutions we hadn’t thought of. An experience and outcome worth investing in.
David Kirkpatrick and his team of landscape designers and landscape architects are professional and very reasonably priced given the incredible work they do that will add thousands to your home or business. Highly recommend.
I have used David Kirkpatrick and the team at Outdoor creations for all my garden advice and design. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
What is great is that the garden is both wonderful to look at without being a silly fashion piece, cleverly combining functionality with a beautiful aesthetic .
It has been absolutely great working with you and the team. It certainly is a beautiful space you have created and thank you to your team for getting it all done for us.
So nice to hear from you and thank you so much for sending through the photos. We are very so happy with how the space looks and it has made this crazy lockdown time a little easier by having a nice outdoor area to escape to.
Thanks again for all your work in helping us with in creating this fabulous project
Thank you for coming out and providing your expert input yesterday. You have captured what we discussed and more in plans provided. We were impressed with your knowledge and professionalism and appreciate your prompt action in both coming out and the plans.
After consultation with the pool provider there is now some room to move as far as timeframes are concerned.
Kerrie and I will consider your proposal and get back to you promptly.
Thanks again, very impressive work
We had a particularly challenging area between two classrooms that was dark and uninviting.
We were recommended Outdoor Creations by a colleague of mine at another school, where they had done some fantastic work.
We were not disappointed. David and his team came up with an amazing concept that engaged the students and created a thoroughfare that is bright, fun and fulfils over and above our expectations.
Bruce Mesley Principle of Dromana Primary School April 27, 2020
David from Outdoor Creations created a complex garden that was the perfect marriage for the front of the house, and the rear, it turned out to be amazing !! David advised us against creating a fashion statement. So glad he did as this garden will still be stunning in 20 years’ time.
Tutungi from Glen iris October 13, 2016
David’s down to earth advice was invaluable $10,000 under budget and an absolute stunning street scape. Couldn’t be happier.
Baxter from Notting Hill October 13, 2016
We had a tiny space that we thought impossible to have our dreams fulfilled. David was recommended to us and created our dream Japanese inspired garden. Thank you to Outdoor Creations.
Brown from Malvern October 13, 2016