About Living Pictures By Tony Stanton, Your Local Landscape Designers Adelaide SA.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our business and how we operate. With a proud history, reflected in our portfolio of work, our process was set up to deliver the best result for our clients wanting to live the dream in their own garden.
The Adelaide landscape design business Living Pictures By Tony Stanton was born out of a goal to combine both plant selection expertise and building expertise to give Adelaide homeowners a one stop solution to achieving their dream gardens.
Who Is Tony Stanton?
Graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Microbiology) from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now University of SA) and picking up post graduate study in Horticulture, Tony then added a Building License and Supervisors License to his education to be able to offer clients a complete landscaping service, from design through to construction.
Working across Australia on complex and challenging landscape design projects, Tony Stanton became sought after as the landscape designer that had the hands-on logistic management expertise to coordinate teams of contractors, completing all the work required on-time and within the client’s budget.
Focusing on residential landscape design Adelaide based Living Pictures Garden Design soon became one of the largest garden designing companies across South Australia.
As Tony’s reputation of being the trusted and credible expert grew and as referrals from past clients wanting to deal personally with Tony became the largest driver of new business, the business name was changed to Living Pictures By Tony Stanton.
Now with over 30 years of experience designing the garden makeovers that Adelaide home owners have requested, Tony has completed thousands of projects with a portfolio of work that provides inspiration to the industry at large.
As you take a look around our website, we hope you find some garden design ideas that inspire you to take the next step by contacting Living Pictures By Tony Stanton to discuss a plan for landscaping your outdoor living areas.
A good garden design is one that looks good, fits the homeowner’s lifestyle and meets their needs with regard to maintenance input.
To achieve all of those things requires the consideration of the homeowner’s sense of style and taste, the features that are required, the space available, the architecture of the home, the local weather conditions, the soil type and the surrounding environment.
These things will then dictate the features, such as outdoor entertainment spaces, outdoor kitchens, swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, play spaces, veggie patches, verandas, sheds, retaining walls, artwork etc.
Following on from that will be a consideration of plant selection. Ease of maintenance will dictate the plant selection for most people but will be less of a consideration for keen gardeners. Additionally the style of the garden, the style of home and the homeowner’s preferences for foliage or flowers will influence the available choices.
Once the plants are chosen the infrastructure for maintenance will need to be considered. Among these will be automatic irrigation, Robot lawnmowers and the available hardware and software for remote control.
Living Pictures By Tony Stanton are the landscape designers Adelaide residents have used for over 30 years tailoring stunning garden design solutions to their clients lifestyle, carefully matching the outside spaces to the home.
Typically there are 3 different types of plans.
Concept Design Plan Sketch
The first, a concept plan is drawn up by hand at the first meeting. This is generally a 1 & ½ hour meeting where landscape designer Tony Stanton will come out on-site and listen to what your thoughts and ideas are for the transformation.
A sketch is created to visualise what the garden makeover could look like.
Clients wishing to proceed to the next step typically then have both detailed hardscape construction plans and softscape design plans drawn up to scale.
Hardscape Construction Design Plan
A hardscape plan shows the location and detail of all man made elements such as paving, retaining walls, paths, pools and structural garden features like firepits or waterfalls.
Softscape Design Plan
A softscape plan simply put is all about the greenery, the initial size and location of all the trees, shrubs, turf, mulch and soil.
The design process Living Pictures By Tony Stanton has put in place is to make it as easy and seamless as possible for clients.
There are 3 steps covering the 3 different core services offered by Tony.
- Concept design stage: Ideas and elements are sketched out
- Full, detailed and to scale hardscape construction and softscape plan stage
- Logistics management of the project to completion
You can read more about the services offered in greater detail on the design process page of our website.
The initial (approx. 90 minutes) concept meeting with design sketch costs $390
Scaled hardscape & softscape plans range from $2,600 – $3,900
Logistics management fee is $2,500
You can read more about the prices with what’s included in greater detail on the design process page of our website.
Would You Like Your Garden Landscape Designed?
Have something in mind, Ask Tony for plans.
After completion of both your hardscape construction plans and softscape design plans, you’ll also have a good idea of what the costs will be to transform your current garden into the dream outdoor oasis you’re after.
Whether you’d like a formal or informal design, whether you have a small or large front garden to renovate, a courtyard garden to update or large backyard you’d like to transform, you can trust Tony Stanton to come up with innovative garden design solutions to match your lifestyle.