My Verandah
Creating Beautiful Gardens
Landscape architect, Johanna MacMinn, has had 17 years of experience designing residential and commercial outdoor spaces. She began My Verandah in 2004 to focus her energies on her love of creating beautiful gardens, for beautiful people. Johanna is passionate about gardens, design and all things subtropical. She shares her enthusiasm for all regularly, as a garden design writer and as a contributor on Houzz.

Johanna has had the privilege of designing residential gardens for clients in Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Northern NSW. Her expertise is as expansive as her clients are varied. she is as comfortable helping couples design their ideal courtyard garden in the West End of Brisbane or inner city Sydney, as she is working on a master plan for a 100 acre property in Northern NSW.

Design Process
When meeting with Johanna for the first time you will begin the process with a consultation at your home, to discuss your garden vision and desired outcome. Throughout the one hour consultation, Johanna will provide design ideas and suggestions for improvements, you are encouraged to ask questions and take notes. Johanna will follow up with an individualised electronic mood board of concepts discussed as a visual recap of your meeting. The Initial consultation fee is $350. Subsequent meetings are charged at the hourly rate of $180.
If at the initial consultation you decide that you would like to proceed with a comprehensive garden concept plan, Johanna will provide a fee proposal when she provides details of the mood board. The $350 initial consultation fee is waived once the fee proposal has been accepted.

Included in the comprehensive garden concept plan are garden plans and notes detailing all aspects of the garden design. The completed plans are then shared with a talented team of garden makers who help bring the design to life.

If you would like to to book a consultation please call 0402629771 or make contact via the contact page

Designing Beautiful Gardens with Heart
18 Reviews
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2019

We contacted Johanna MacMinn at My Verandah to initially obtain advice on what garden would best suit our renovated Queenslander.Jo gave us great ideas for a subtropical garden.We asked her to follow ...Read More

Sharnie Makinson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2018

I engaged Joanna for her landscaping architect skills to come up with a garden design for a house I had recently purchased and renovated . I loved the way Joanna asked about me as a person and what I ...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2018

I appointed Johanna to help me come up with a plan to tame my overgrown jungle of a garden. The whole yard and pool had a canopy of overgrown trees, out of control vines and bushes. I was completely o...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2017

Jo at My Verandah really listened to our needs and truly got a feel for our backyard space before designing our garden. This discussion and the sharing of ideas first were key to Jo’s service and our ...Read More

Samantha English
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

Jo's easy going approach, dedication to customer service and vast knowledge of landscaping principles and design concepts made working with her very easy. Jo's focus is on creating beautiful gardens a...Read More

Margaret Flower
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

What a positive and rewarding experience! Jo has just transformed our building site to a very easy, livable green space. She is personable and relaxed while displaying ultimate professionalism which ...Read More

Marianne Dickie
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

Johanna came to my very very distraught large garden and has opened up my mind to the beautiful landscape I can create. With a small orchard cubby houses and lush gardens... If you are stuck for a vis...Read More

Jo Matthew
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2016

We gave Johanna the task of coming up with a design concept to turn our arid, hot front yard into an inviting front garden! She proved to have good local plant knowledge and was able to come up with ...Read More

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