Creating Inspirational Designs
Unique to You
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
RESIDENTIAL | COMMERCIAL | PLAYSCAPES | EDUCATION | REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
Eva can capture what is important to you and showcase it through her design so that you feel connected with your garden design on an emotional level.
• EST. 2013 •
Landscape Architecture Portfolio
A selection of our latest projects. For further landscape designs, see our portfolio for a collection of stunning gardens showcasing intimate residential gardens, community sensitive master-plans, festive show gardens and unique education precincts.
Eva Porter our Landscape Architect established Porter Designs in 2013 during a downturn in the construction industry. It is clear from her success that her passion to design and help people enjoy life in the landscape is unstop-able. Eva identified when establishing her design studio that people had a need, they wanted to be listened to and cared for when a designer worked with them. Eva valued this need and set out to capture what is important for an individual and showcase it through her designs so that people feel connected at an emotional level with their landscape design.
Some designers don’t have the best reputation of listening to their client’s needs: instead of listening, they will smother their clients with their own desires and outcomes. Eva values people, she listens intently and with purpose when she communicates with her clients. Because Eva listens, people open up to her and share their inner thoughts creating a special and beautiful foundation to build a design upon.
The undercurrent of Porter Designs is to reflect on life’s most urgent and persistent question “What are you doing for others?”. Eva is giving, caring, and sharing; she discovered that she could do even more than creating beautiful landscapes by serving our community. She does this by giving her time sharing her inspirational story to mentor and encourage young people.
In a Nutshell
Eva designs for your life in the landscape. Creating with you your living environment surrounding your home and your community. Designing across a range of scales from small courtyard gardens to exciting sprawling parklands.
Listening to your ideas to design a beautiful and practical garden around your home, reflecting your personality and working in with your lifestyle.
Guest Design Speaker
What makes Eva different is that she loves sharing design tips with you at garden festivals or garden clubs. What makes Eva unique is her heart to motivate and inspire people so that they can find purpose and succeed.
Commercial Precincts Playscapes & Education
Helping your landscape ideas become grounded by leading the design processes of community consultation, masterplanning, concept design and construction documentation.
Regional Town Communities Parklands & Streetscapes
Designing with community, government and stakeholders in regional towns. To assist with their recreation, community and commercial aspirations to help grow towns.
“It was refreshing to have a talk that was so problem-solving: occasionally we ‘pottering’ gardeners need to be alerted to factors such as eye-lines, shade issues, micro-climates, where heavy traffic is likely to require hard surfaces and (let’s be honest) realistic placement of appropriate plants. Eva tackled these and other issues with intelligence and good humour…“
“…we were seeking not just a landscaper but a professional with a good eye for design and unique planting. Eva certainly filled this criteria and has completely impressed us with her creativity and careful thought into appropriate planting. She has included our design ideas and suggestions discussed on her site visit…”
“…absolutely beautiful and thoughtfully designed garden, one which complements the style of our house, while also being suitable for our climate and lifestyle. Eva incorporated the elements we desired and advised us on dozens of other plants and features to include. Her plans were comprehensive, with an extraordinary attention to detail…”