Spencer Garden Design & Horticultral Services
Building your visions. Creating reality.
After winning ABC gardener of the year in 2007 and opening my own garden to the public with the Australian Open Garden Scheme, it became evident that people liked my work and style. As a result I developed a part time business while continuing with my full time employment as a horticulturist.
With over several years experience in business, David is a regional success story in Alphington. With countless successful projects since it was founded, Spencer Garden Design & Horticultral Services always finish projects within the agreed time frame.
Call David today for a free quote!
✦ Horticultural Advice
✦ Design Ideas
✦ Plant selection and plant combination advice
✦ Address specific areas in your garden of concern
✦ Seasonal care and maintenance
✦ Ongoing maintenance
✦ One off/periodic maintenance
✦ Irrigation installation
✦ Lawn renovations
✦ Deck oiling
✦ Fence painting
✦ High pressure cleaning of paving and hard surfaces
Samantha08th February 2017
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.
Beverley01st March 2016
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.
Liz05th February 2016
We are delighted by our new garden. We have never had such lush lawn and love watching everything come to life. Thanks David.
Melanie25th January 2016
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.
Chris03rd October 2015
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
Narelle03rd October 2015
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.
Liz26th November 2014
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 marvellous 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.
Jen19th October 2014
Wanting to put the house on the market, our front yard seriously lacked street appeal. Spencer Garden Designs was recommended to us to assist us with creating a design that would complement the backyard to create a flow through affect to the front all within a short time frame and within budget. David understood and delivered a wonderful, very natural and earthy design that has many neighbours and passers by stopping and complementing how nice the place looks. We would have no hesitation in using Spencer Garden Design again and highly recommend them to anyone looking to create a little bit of Wow! David made the process very simplistic and stress free and we could not be happier with the end result.
Rebecca21st August 2014
David is an artist! If you have not had the opportunity to spend time in his garden you are missing out.
Christelle21st August 2014
David creates and designs the most beautiful spaces. You should see his own garden!
Hella21st August 2014
David designs the most beautiful gardens and has the most extensive knowledge about plants (and good food ;-))
Melinda21st August 2014
You are so awesome Dave. Best of luck and most wonderful success. It's funny how all us chefs are getting outdoors in our old age. You are the fourth one now including me xxxxxx love ya buddy. Xxxx
Sascha20th August 2014
Best horticulturist there is! Right guy for the best possible garden
Kirsty20th August 2014
David has an amazing eye for detail.