What does your company supply?
Secret Gardens is passionate about building beautiful gardens for our clients to enjoy, which will look great today but even better tomorrow. This requires great design, quality construction and an outstanding garden maintenance team.
How did your company come about?
Started 18 years ago by Matthew Cantwell, today Secret Gardens employs over 35 passionate and talented Landscape Architects, Designers, Construction experts and Horticulturists.
Where do you distribute?
We build gardens in Sydney and have designed gardens across Australia.
Describe your customers?
Savvy professionals, entrepreneurs or successful people that appreciate design and quality workmanship. They are looking for a company that they can trust to deliver a high quality product, great service with minimal impact into their lives.
What sets your company apart?
Our reputation has been built on customer service, quality workmanship, creative designs and our experienced and qualified team. This means we ensure every project is produced to the highest quality.
We are proud to be a multi-award winner in all categories – Best Design, Best Construction and Best Garden Maintenance Awards. At Secret Gardens we can be involved in individual elements of your project, or as most clients prefer, manage the entire process from garden sketches on paper right through to maintenance of a completed garden. Not a lot of companies can provide a complete landscaping service.
We treat each project as unique and design with the client’s style in mind, taking into consideration the architectural style of the home and ensuring that each project is designed to suit all elements. This is evident in our eclectic portfolio.
What is design to you?
Delivering a design that meets a clients brief but exceeds their expectations. Good design is evident when you see how clients use their garden after we have finished. It is a different lifestyle for them as they can enjoy their outdoor areas as much (if not even more) than the indoors.
What does the future hold?
To continue to create more beautiful gardens with our team of inspired and passionate people.
If you love beautiful landscaped gardens why not keep up to date with new work and projects via the Secret Gardens Facebook Page. To win a 2012 subscription to Habitus Magazine please go on to the Secret Gardens Facebook Page and like this site.
Phone: (+612) 9314 5333abc
Fiona Lochtenberg (née Borda) is the woman behind Studio Becker, Australia. Born and raised in Malta, a small Mediterranean island with a long history and a trading culture stretching back to Antiquity, Fiona has developed a palate of highly refined tastes. As part of our new Design Hunter series, Fiona shares with us her answers to a lightening fast Q&A design story!
Your name: Fiona Lochtenberg
What you do: Designer
Your latest project: Studio Becker Showroom, Redfern, Sydney
What is your favourite… travel destination Europe
Hotel/place to stay Villa D'Este, Lago di Como
Airline Qantas, of course !!
Three people that inspire/excite you
1) Dale Jones-Evans, Architect
2) My Mother, Interior Designer
3) Mies van de Rohe, Architect
Design classic La Chaise, Ray & Charles Eames
New design Salmon skin drawer/door fronts by Studio Becker
Meal Spaghetti alle Vongole
Restaurant Longrain, Nobu London, Hakkasan II
Gallery/museum Moma, NY
Book Earth Atlas
Item in your studio Ying Yang Kitchen
Artwork Figurines by Zadok Ben David, London
Artist Loic Le Groumellec, Paris