We’re pleased to introduce our designers for the Inaugural 2021 SA Landscape Festival. Each of these talented designers will be available at each private garden to answer any questions you have.

Caroline Dawes – Caroline Dawes Gardens

Jackson Shaw – Ground Design Landscaping

Peter Adley – Yardstick Landscape Services


Caroline Dawes – Caroline Dawes Gardens

Caroline Dawes is passionate about garden design and has been involved with landscape design in Adelaide on many levels for over 20 years. She established Caroline Dawes Gardens in 2001.

Caroline is highly committed to great design and horticultural excellence and her desire to exceed client expectations has seen her business thrive on primarily word of mouth referrals. She has been involved in the creation of over 100 beautiful, functional gardens that are timeless.

Caroline holds formal qualifications in horticulture and landscape design. Her home garden is used as a display for clients who can view firsthand her irrigation, soil management and plant choice success. The majority of plants used in her designs she is either currently growing in her garden or has grown in the past, ensuring her clients benefit from hands on horticultural advice.

Caroline’s previous home garden was part of the Open Garden Scheme and local and interstate Garden Tours, such as Sandra & Graham Ross Garden Tours, visit regularly

To view and learn more about Caroline Dawes Gardens click here


Jackson Shaw – Ground Design Landscaping

Jackson started his business in 2014 and organically grew from his love of natural landscapes, gardens and working outdoors. His design and landscaping skills began to develop from working on the family property in the Adelaide Hills. These skills were further developed through his work both part time and full-time with a leading Adelaide landscaper.

Jackson brings a professional approach to his business by holding the necessary Builder’s licences and being a Master Landscapers of SA member. He is constantly updating his knowledge of materials and methods within the industry.

Ground Design Landscaping take pride in everything they do. Jackson understands the importance of communication and works closely with clients to create amazing spaces that encompass both traditional and contemporary styles with a client focussed design approach.

Jackson surrounds himself with a talented group of employees that follow in his professionalism and passion. The team consists of Patrick, Isaac and Jackson.

Ground Design Landscaping not only design impeccable gardens they can complete all construction with faultless execution and return to keep the garden maintained.

To view and learn more about Ground Design Landscaping follow on facebook or Instagram @grounddesignlandscaping


Peter Adley – Yardstick Landscape Services

For over 13 years Yardstick Landscape Design has developed a tradition of practice that responds to as well as influences its environment. Striving for clarity of purpose in all aspects of design, perfection in the execution of our constructions, and clear communication from inception to completion, our team create legible, beautiful, and enduring places.

With a knowledge and appreciation of our surrounds, backed with experience and training in horticulture, design and construction we manage projects from small domestic gardens to commercial sites.

Our qualified, experienced, licensed and insured team can help you with all of your landscape needs, from simple planting plans to detailed construction documents, through to perfectly built landscapes.

To view and learn more about Yardstick Landscape Services click here