Before we asked Ben to design our garden, we were hesitant because we liked the idea of doing it ourselves and had a good idea of what we wanted.

Now that our garden is complete, we are very happy that it was professionally landscaped. Within days, our backyard was totally transformed into a beautiful space, saving us huge amounts of time and taking the confusion out of plant selection and design.

Ben impressed us on so many levels: his amazing plant knowledge, his artistic approach and his obvious expertise. Our garden feels very naturalistic, and we love the stone pavers and variety of interesting plants.

The result is a garden that feels very “us”, yet is far better than anything we could have created. It’s one of the best investments we’ve made.

Thank you Ben! We will recommend you to all our friends.

B. and C. Coffey, Blackburn


We have just had our backyard pond completely redeveloped and redesigned by Ben Harris Gardens.
We are so happy that we chose Ben to take on our project. Our original pond had a number of problems. We had a waterfall that never really flowed like a waterfall and the flow down to the pond did not reflect any drama. The pond also was losing water which showed that water was escaping. The other factor was the depth and size of the pond was inadequate.

Faced with these factors Ben has solved all these requirements and presented us with a work of art, with correct water flow and strategic placement of rocks and plants to provide a natural and beautiful result. I can’t wait to reintroduce our fish to their new home and will entrust this to our twin grandchildren. I thank Ben and his team Ali and G for their passionate desire to present us with the pond we have always wanted and have no hesitation in recommending Ben Harris for your project.

Tony, Doncaster East


We are pleased with the work you have performed and would not hesitate to recommend your service.

Thank you again for all the work you have provided and helping us through the design brief. We really love the transformation to the front.

Nick, Northcote


Michele and I are very happy with the end result and Molly (the cat, in particular) has given it a big tick (she loves the bridge by the way, she’s always on it. Monty is not so sure about the bridge though; he walked through the stream rather than cross it today).

Once again, thanks to Ali and you for the care you took in all aspects of the work and for providing such a great finish to the project. The brief was for you to walk away and leave me nothing to do, which is pretty much how it ended up. Feel free to reference the project and happy to show people through if it helps.

Michele and Ken, Lysterfield


Ben very quickly understood our garden – the challenges and opportunities it presented. In a really enjoyable process, the design both from an ornamental and functional perspective evolved. Once construction started, there were small daily adjustments, with each decision justified and always aesthetics and function deeply considered. Throughout, we felt very involved. We found Ben and his small, reliable team to be very well organised and always thinking ahead. Ben is very artistic as well as analytical and he quietly and thoughtfully dealt with the many technical challenges presented. We are really happy with the result. Thank you Ben and your team.



Thanks so much for everything and for the transformation of the garden. I very much appreciate all your efforts and generosity and am delighted with the finished result. I cannot thank you enough for the great job you did and the privilege of being able to help out from time to time. It was fun being able to work in with you. Once again so many thanks for a job exceeding expectations.

Robert, Mont Albert North


Various family members were up helping with the furniture and they all loved it. The boys even had a bit of a play with a couple of rocks to change the sound.

The local neighbours have also been checking it out and are all very impressed also, commenting on how natural it looks.

I can’t tell you how much pleasure it gave me to arrive both Saturday and yesterday and hear the creek trickling down. I could spend hours just sitting on the stairs watching the light reflect on the pebbles.

Bronwyn, Marysville


My garden now has a heart – a beautiful, living, flowing pond. Reflected light shimmers and plays into the house and the sounds of the waterfall and stream are entrancing. The fish are delighted with their new home and my dogs and cats are fascinated – they especially love sitting on the bridge and surrounding rocks. Ben has a rare combination of artistic talent, technical know-how and the patience, perseverance and dedication to get the detail absolutely right. Thank you Ben, it’s perfect!