Dirty girl designs was established in 2002.
Our studio is located on the shores of beautiful Swan Bay Lake Macquarie, providing services to Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.
We provide horticultural advice and garden and landscape design and construction related services to both the residential and commercial sectors.
Our service offering is ‘boutique’ in both character and nature and, therefore, able to be customised to meet your landscaping needs and lifestyle commitments, by embracing flexibility and technology.
We adopt a professional, highly collaborative approach to working with our clients and have developed a unique, and enjoyable, approach to consultation and design.
We also value continuing professional development and actively participate in industry hosted educational programs, personal research, and study and attendance at conferences domestically and overseas on a regular basis.
Our philosophy embraces the notion that the design & construct experience is as important as the end result – and both should be very enjoyable.
We’re often asked about our name - Why 'dirty girl designs'?
“Because I like to be involved in the physical construction of your design - especially in the finishing touches that make all the difference. Whilst providing construction project management services I prefer to plant and light your garden myself – personally.” Susan Crichton-Walsh, Principal and Landscape Designer, dirty girl designs.