Following a building extension to our home in Curtin, our front 'garden' looked like a war zone. Facing this challenge, Understorey Design implemented a highly successful garden solution that not only met but exceeded our expectations in terms of native plant selection, bird attraction, layout and design.

Janine's considerable knowledge and local experience together with extensive site preparation ensured a high plant success rate and the result has been the subject of numerous compliments from neighbours, visitors and passers by. The garden is a source of ongoing satisfaction and gives us pleasure every day. 

Judy and Tony CURTIN

"We are delighted with the landscaping work done by Understorey Design.  Janine is passionate & very knowledgable about plants, and had a sixth sense when it came to translating our vision of a native garden to a reality.  We have delicate flowering shrubs, gorgeous grasses and trees. We love it."


"Janine, I have to tell you how pleased we are with the scale garden plans you drew up for us.  We have been implementing your plans for over three years now, and the garden beds are filling in beautifully.  Visitors to the house never fail to comment and admire them. So many landscapers are only interested in creating a design if they are going to sell you the plants and do the planting as well.  This of course can be a costly exercise.  However, you came up with a lovely, practical design for us, which we could implement ourselves at our own pace, as funds allowed.  Problem solved!  Your impressive knowledge of native plants, of what will look good with what, and what will grow well where, are invaluable, and helped us to avoid making costly mistakes.  It  has been good to have you come again from time to time, to further refine and develop the plans as plants mature too.  I never miss an opportunity to refer people to you, as the results speak for themselves.

Many thanks for such great professional help and advice, all given in such a personable and friendly way."


"We cannot recommend Janine at Understory Design highly enough. Janine has helped us out a number of times over the years with all things garden including design, landscaping and also just advising what to plant in tricky or hard to grow places. Janine has fantastic design ideas. She manages to get the balance just right between design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the garden & outdoor areas. Janine is a pleasure to deal with and we can’t thank her enough. We love spending time in our garden."

Mark and Tash DUFFY

Janine commenced work on our newly purchased established home. The garden had been neglected for years and needed a lot of TLC. 

I wanted my garden to have colour, fragrance, and attract native birds, and bees. I also wanted a productive garden with some fruit trees (I wanted everything!)

Janine was able to determine what was good to keep and what needed to go. Janine selected and planted beautiful native plants and fruit trees to provide a spectacular result. I have colour in my garden throughout the year, birds visit my garden every morning, and I have got figs, pomegranates and lemons that were delicious this year.

My garden is now a great example  where I  "have it all". I love it.


Wendy & I would like to thank you and the team for transforming our courtyard into a wonderful outdoor entertainment space. The thought and skillful way you have designed and planted out the space will give us years of low care and maximum enjoyment time.


Tony and Wendy DEAKIN


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