My Verandah
Creating Beautiful Gardens

Landscape architect, Johanna MacMinn, has had 20 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 $395. 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. 

Included in the comprehensive garden concept plan are garden plans and notes detailing all aspects of the garden design. The completed plans can then be 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
20 Reviews
Emma Philip
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Not only was Jo friendly, enthusiastic and super easy to work with, but she also designed us a tropical paradise that we could never have dreamt up ourselves! We are totally in love with our new garde...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

Jo has been amazing to work with in every aspect, from initial discussions on site to going out of her way to grow a plant from seed for me! Our larger, sloping site with different climate zones was w...Read More

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

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