Gossip about Eva

A collection of testimonials by our valued clients who are just like you!




“Eva gave a talk at Stafford Garden Club in August 2018. It was about the 5 things that you need to know for good garden design. Eva was generous with her knowledge and experience – she used easy-to-follow diagrams to show how to analyse what is needed, what’s wanted by the client and how to achieve a brilliant result with a mix of suitable plantings and useful hard surfaces.

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. The Stafford Garden Club has a different speaker every month and Eva’s illustrated and lively talk gathered many compliments from our members”

Stafford Garden Club – Julia Fielding

“From start to finish Eva was a pleasure to work with.
She listened to what we wanted and gave us countless ideas on the project. Her knowledge and expertise is superb. Highly recommend this company and plan on using again on future project.

Mick Wilkinson​

“We were looking for a landscape architect to design a garden for our dream home. We wanted the indoors to spill seamlessly into garden rooms, and to have a unique garden entrance. Eva was wonderful – she was patient, listened our ideas, and considered our like and dislikes of the plant world.

The result is an 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. They most professionally presented, and were completed well ahead of schedule. We have no hesitation in recommending Eva to anyone keen to use a landscape architect.”

Judy Lindley

“Eva Porter completed an entire garden plan for our residential property on the Gold Coast. 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 and added many more of her own, providing us with an exciting task ahead to see our garden come to life. Our garden design was not only beautifully presented but included many plants in pots for our paved areas and furniture suggestions and placement for outdoor entertaining. Our ‘children’s garden’ is unique and colourful and our pool area will be lush, coastal and a place to rest and relax. Eva has exceeded our expectations and her service is worth every cent for a long term beautiful garden.”

Emma Sutherland

Eva porter landscape architect

“Eva designed a cottage garden for me in keeping with my heritage cottage with a lovely range of plant, lighting and seating suggestions, with some very clever fixes for a few difficult areas. Very happy with it!”

Kathleen Mary Hyland 

“We had Eva from Porter Designs come and design our garden around our beautiful home in Mt Mee. I was looking for a romantic garden theme and a design that as pretty with pretty meadow like plants. Eva designed a stunning garden with beautiful framed views throughout. After the design Eva helped us choose a landscaper to construct the garden, they were fantastic and we were very well looked after!”

Serena Noon 

“We had recently moved into our new home and were looking for a garden design that still gave us enough lawn space in our small back garden. We wanted a lush low maintenance garden that gave us privacy from our neighbours. Eva helped us by recommending plants and designing planting around the fence line. We love all of the flowering plants! Our cat loves our garden too!”

Jessica Creaser 

“We had an existing pool area that needed a bit of a renovation and a design that encouraged us to use our outdoor space. Eva helped us by designing an outdoor living space and introducing gardens around the pool to make it look lush. We are really excited to see the built project!

Kellie Manche​

We were very happy with the designs Eva produced for our gardens. She spent alot of time on site and listening to what we wanted to achieve. We would highly recommend Porter Designs.”

Paula E

Eva is very knowledgeable, skilled, and generous with her time. Had a great experience meeting with her. Thanks Eva!

Brianna Lee​

We have had the pleasure of constructing one of Porter Designs projects, and currently in the process of quoting some of her other customers projects. We have found their designs to not only be practical and well documented, but creatively individual for each site. Eva is always available to answer any questions we had through the quoting and construction process, which enables a much smoother process for our mutual clients. We highly recommend Porter Designs for anybody considering her talented approach to landscape designs.

Michelle Simpson

The elms garden

Why Choose Eva

Valued & Listened

You become Eva’s valued friend and your ideas and needs for your landscape project will be listened to as she helps you develop them.

Custom & Quality Designs

Your unique design will be created by a Landscape Architect who has completed a Bachelor of Design and is registered with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Support Community

While you sit back and relax in your new landscape designed by Eva you are making a greater impact in communities by supporting her community involvement.

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