Exterior Design Consultation

  • $450  1.5 hours
  • $750  2.5 hours

Exterior Landscape Consultations offer a unique opportunity to work with Ascher Smith to transform your outdoor space. The detailed collaborative session works with your wish list to create a stylish design concept for your preferred exterior area.

Perfect for renovations and garden revamps, the highly productive on-site consultations are designed to give you access to Ascher’s landscaping design expertise to create achievable exterior design solutions specifically for your space.  Watch your ideas take shape as Ascher refines your vision and visually represents your exterior style while creating a design concept you can work with.

W H A T   Y O U  G E T:

  • Curated PDF mood board of the design consultation detailing the design concept,  layout options, planting styles, materials and finishes, including styling advice for your ideal space
  • Rough sketch of your new design concept if site plans are provided
  • Structural landscaping and construction advice including council and engineering requirements if applicable
  • Reticulation, lighting, outdoor entertaining and pool design advice and recommendations
  • Vendor recommendations and budget advice

*Please note, no 3D imagery or scale drawings are included in this service.

*Not suitable for interstate or rural clients.


Exterior 3D Landscape Design

Starting at $3,500 for 3.5 hours (bookings by appointment)

Perfect for new builds or planning projects, our in-office 3D design consultations offer an intensive session with Ascher during which 3D computer rendered images are developed and an executed design concept is created.

During our consultations we share as much of our expert design and construction knowledge with you as possible, giving you with the tools needed to move forward in your project. Aligning your lifestyle with bespoke exterior design is our expertise and we aim to offer a personalised service that delivers a custom solution to your landscaping needs.

W H A T   Y O U  G E T:

  • Realistic 3D computer rendered images emailed to you with brief notes covering key aspects of the design as discussed during the consultation
  • All images are to scale, based on the site plan and dimensions provided These images will give you a clear visual of your outdoor space, plants, structures, lighting, key features and materials as well as recommended plant species and design notes
  • Rough sketch of your new design concept if site plans are provided
  • Vendor recommendations and budget advice

(50% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable before presentation of concept imagery)


Exterior Styling

$850 for 1.5 hours

Bringing the inside out to create a cohesive flow between your living spaces and enhance connection in your home through design principles and styling.

Ascher offers alfresco and interior styling that aligns the indoors to the exterior. Using your existing furniture and space, Ascher assists with layout and positioning of furniture, accessories and plant styling, and offers advice and guidance on additional styling that would suit your space.

By blending spaces Ascher creates harmony and aligns the entire home to ensure your styling carries through beautifully to each area.

W H A T   Y O U  G E T:

  • Design and styling advice for your existing outdoor and indoor connected space
  • Rearranging of layout, furniture and accessories for styling impact
  • Vendor and finishing recommendations

Our Process

To make the most of your consultation time, we have streamlined processes to ensure the focus is on providing our expert services that deliver results.

Our Exterior Design and Styling Consultations are booked online through our appointment app providing easy access to available appointments and reminder  notifications. We like to work collaboratively and utilize digital platforms for ease of communication to ensure our time with you is spent on creative design.

Following your consultation, delivery of the design notes will be emailed as a PDF with any additional information discussed at your meeting.


During our consultation, we’ll take a tour of your existing landscape and discuss your requirements and objectives.

My goal is to bring your vision for your outdoor space to life, so understanding your personal style and preferences is important. This is a detailed working session which you may find quite overwhelming – as we cover A LOT of information in the allocated time slot. So we will email the key information that we cover to you after our meeting and as impossible as this may sound, you will walk away with a clear vision of your new outdoor space.


To get the most out of the consultation time frame, please have the following ready on the day, digital or hard copy is fine.

  • A3 Site Plan or 1:100 plan of the area that requires landscaping
  • Images or video of the areas that require landscaping
  • Your Wish list
  • Inspo images.

Photographs are a great way to give us a sense of what you want to achieve. Magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens are a good source for this.

Online, Pinterest and Houzz are two of the best sources for landscape design inspiration. If you’re a pinner, prepare a Pinterest board to show on the day. (10 images as a maximum as you don’t want to overwhelm yourself before we even begin)


If you can come prepared with answers to these questions, it will help us create a design that fits your style, needs and budget.

Do you have any specific goals for your space?

Improving access in the front, creating an entertainment space in the back, screening neighbours etc.

Do you have a specific style in mind?

Mediterranean, native garden, contemporary, coastal etc. ??

If you aren’t sure how to answer this question, take some time to think about your personal style that you use (or would like to use) indoors – this can provide some insight for your landscape design.

Is there functionality you want to include?

Play area, barbecue island, vegetable garden, nature play etc.?

What is your budget?

This question is often hard to answer – if you’ve never renovated a landscape before, you may not know where to start.

New landscape installations range dramatically in price, so understanding your budget will help us provide better design advice. At a minimum, determine some budget parameters, such as less than $30,000, $25,000-$50,000, $100,000- $125,000 and so on.