Catherine Gard is the director of Branch Out Landscape Design. With a Diploma in Landscape Design, she can help you achieve an inspiring, integrated outdoor space. Her interest in gardening began at an early age and developed through the years to culminate in a career change from Optometry to Landscape Design.
As a designer, she is passionate about creating beautiful spaces that meet the needs of the client while responding to the local environment in a sustainable way. She has an in-depth understanding of families and how they interact together in the outdoors.
As part of the global community and the responsibility that comes with it, each of us has the right to make informed choices about the way that we affect change on our environment. She can help you make educated choices that impact positively on the future of the planet when it comes to designing your new garden and the choice of materials available.
Maintenance of the finished product is also a factor in the design process. Many people have limited time to devote to caring for their garden. Plant selection is crucial in finding the right balance when it comes to the future care of their outdoor space.
Her preferred style of design does not come under an individual heading but aims to respond to each individual site to create a garden that sits well in the environment and responds to the microclimate while achieving the clients wishes for their personal space.
She has been a member of The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) since 2013.