Client testimonials

Dear Selena,
I’m so pleased you asked me to write a testimonial for you as it’s been lovely working with you through the design, development, construction and establishment of our garden.

Our garden and home has been finished for two and a half years now, and from day one our outdoor space has been a delight to experience.  You created a garden and outdoor living space that not only reflected Mark’s and my need for low maintenance, but reflected the character of our home, the character and needs of our family, and your love of an interesting garden with variety, functionality, style and beauty.

Your consultative nature and practical suggestions throughout the design process was very important to the final result.  You guided me through plant selection, paving selection, pool design, pool tiles and linings, clothesline placement,  driveway selection, retaining wall finishes, pathways, fences, gates, lawn levels, tree transplanting… the list goes on!   You also introduced a wonderful team of tradesmen to help implement the design – all of whom I would happily work with again.  Of course your advice to our builder and other specialists on site was important to me throughout the process as you ensured the garden’s future health was considered.

Each year, as the plants have grown a little and established their place within the whole, your design continually delights.  As the seasons pass, a different vista claims attention with foliage or flowers or both. That variety is continually refreshing and ensures our garden is always interesting.  Thank you for incorporating important plants from my late mother’s garden and thank you so much for your vision and ongoing interest in our garden.  It was lovely to see you the other day and I would be only too happy to share my experience with future clients.

Penny Wilson – Killara

Selena Hannan is a committed horticulturist as well as an inspired designer and has that rare quality called ‘vision’.  She is able (as she did with our large garden in 2003) to imagine a garden in its fully-developed state.  So in 2012 we are enjoying our garden in its full maturity – the product of Selena’s vision eight years ago.  She chose and recommended plantings that are ideal for our soil type and micro-climate and her design took into account our desire for ‘screening’ from our neighbours but avoidance of a ‘walled-in’ feeling.

Selena is also client-focussed and is an excellent listener.  She is not didactic but is firm when required, including with sub-contractors.  We would be very pleased to recommend Selena Hannan Landscape Design.

Ian B – Hunters Hill

Selena was especially creative in approaching the design and planning of our garden to meet both the needs of a busy family and the style of our home and neighbourhood.  Selena’s experience and sensitivity in building on existing features and selecting the right plantings for our garden not only rejuvenated our garden but created a real extension of our home.  We now enjoy our garden as an aesthetically pleasing, functional and tranquil place.

Karyn Mealey – Killara

We appreciate the high quality service you provided to us and we feel that your professional and comprehensive report and plans very much contributed to our success.  Thanks again for all your help.  If we have the opportunity to recommend you in the future we certainly will!

Tina Edwards and Rodger Williams – Newport


Professional testimonials

Selena is my first choice and recommendation when it comes to designing a beautiful garden that works.

Her landscape plans are superbly drawn and easy to interpret.

She has an outstanding plant knowledge and excellent grasp of technical matters, particularly for those required in construction drawings.

I do not hesitate in recommending Selena for all your landscape design needs.

Catriona Mackenzie
Principal Consulting Arboriculturist
Urban Forestry Australia

I have been collaborating with Selena Hannan on a variety of landscape projects over the past ten years. I really enjoy working with her designs as they are both accurate and detailed, which facilitates my role as a landscape contractor and estimator.

Graham Pettet
Pettet Landscapes