Susan Read Landscapes - Testimonials

When we first approached Susan to do the landscape design, we don't have a clue of what to do and involve. Susan explain to us the council requirement and communicate with the builder what's need to be done, end up changing the level of our home, so that it is not too low against the road. Definitely would recommend Susan for any landscape design!

Titien and Eddie

I recently did a make over of my back garden. I really had no idea about what planting to choose and what was cheap and appropriate. So I contacted Susan who came up with great low cost solutions and organised a cheap contractor to undertake the works. This was an extremely cost effective, practical solution so I strongly recommend her services.

Howard Sofer

Susan is vastly experienced have worked for several Local Government Councils. It is not only that, and her University degree in the landscape area, but her experience that makes the whole landscape scenario so easy. Whether it is a drought tolerant garden or traditional or native, Susan has all the right ideas. I have no hesitation in recommending her

Michael Watson

Fantastic designer, very pragmatic approach to solving problem. Excellent people skill. Sussan has very keen sense of what works and what does not. She is very unassuming. I enjoy working with her. Totally recommend her to any one looking for landscape designer.

Ben Chen

It was really good to work with someone as enthusiastic as you.

Glenda Tickle

It's really exciting to now have a landscape to work towards implementing and I'd like to thankyou and say you are fun and easy to get on with.
Debbie Thompson

I just wanted to say how grateful I am for your advice and experience in Council. You helped me to better understand both Council's requirements and my options under those requirements. It was a pleasure to just be given advice, without being forced down one route or another.

Andrew L

Thanks Susan. You definitely made it easy for us. We will definitely refer you to our family and friends. Thank you for all your hardwork! We appreciate all your work!


My garden is looking very good and it is now a pleasure to go and enjoy my courtyard at long last! Many thanks and my best wishes for many gardening successes.

Joan Roberts

Thank you very much for a grand design. I can only imagine the children will really enjoy exploring the playground once it's all commissioned.

Housien Child Care Centre Director Auburn Sydney

I just want to say thank you for helping me prepare documentation for our next project. The DA was submitted to council yesterday. Its a long way from getting approved, but nevertheless, I wouldn't be able to submit the DA without your professional services.

Housien Child Care Centre Director Auburn Sydney

I thank you again for being such an efficient and customer service oriented Landscape designer.  I will be sure to recommend you if I come across people who are looking for a landscape designer.

Sean Bartolo Sydney

Thank you very much for getting the letter organized. So efficient and professional, will sure recommend your service to anyone I will come across.

Baljit Kuar Sydney

Hi Susan, Steph and I would like to thank you for the great work on the Landscape design for our new home at Fern Bay.  Both Steph and I will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who enquire about Landscape designs.

Mike Robertson, Sydney

Thanks for your assistance and prompt response times with this project. We have some other similar projects coming up around NSW.

Alex Baird, BEng MIEAust CPEng NPER, Principal Civil/Structural Engineer

Just wanted to pass on to you that I heard some great feedback from Andrew who is doing a knock down rebuild that you have helped out.  Great stuff and thank you for doing a wonderful job.

Brett - MJH

Again, you are wonderful and I very much appreciate all your efforts  - rush before Xmas.

Nicole, Conveyancing Dev

Susan both designed my garden and helped me to understand the planning process. She also explained why and how to maximise my floor space ratio. Susan's prompt service was critical in securing my PCA construction certificate. I highly recommend her work.

Chris - Hurstville NSW

Thank you again for the wonderful design for our landscaping plans.  It has been a pleasure working with you and we will recommend you if the opportunity arises.

Anne and Paul - June 2018 Box Hill NSW

Dear Susan & Kim, Thank you both so much for all your efforts to create this stunning landscape design just the way we envisioned but could never have done ourselves! Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with, kind regards.

Hilkka & Sol

Susan - You have been quick and concise and I like your proposal so I would be happy to work with you again.

Robert -- Project Team Leader

Susan developed a landscape plan for our DA submission to Northern Beaches Council. We are located overseas in Hong Kong and Susan was a pleasure to work with, she was incredibly responsive, had fantastic ideas and a thorough understanding of council requirements that saved us money on unnecessary arborist reports. I would thoroughly recommend Susan.

Robert  - North Manly

On behalf of our client Angelo, I would like to thank you for your expertise and assistance with this project which has been approved. Good news to share. It has been a difficult approval for a Child Care Centre in Wahroonga ( Hornsby Shire Council) Council.

Natalie  - Natalie Richter Planning 

Susan - for your information, our mutual client commented that he was really happy to meet you and he said that you are really good and he greatly appreciated your advice and that you know what you are doing.  I totally agree with him!  When I lodged the DA last Friday I received a message from Trent saying "thank you, job well done".

Tammy Gill - Architect Sydney

Thanks again for coming out to our place and providing such a detailed report in a timely manner.  It was a pleasure to meet you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone requiring your services.

Jamie - Wahroonga

Thank you Susan for your help with this job! You are an absolute delight to work with. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Elcom Homes – Design Manager


  • Experienced landscape
    architect – 24 years
  • Owner/operated business
    providing personal &
    individual service
  • Vision & ideas for unique
    one of a kind gardens
  • Working knowledge &
    experience in local
    government and admini-
    strative regulations &
  • Local resident in market
  • Industry contacts
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