About Gardens & Pools by Design

Gardens & Pools by Design is a consultant, design, and contract administration business, specialising in residential garden design, (particularly the integration of pool, garden, exterior living spaces and home), landscape plant selection, garden lighting and sourcing of ornamentation.

Principal David Bennett has over 25 years experience in the landscape design, landscape construction, nursery, horticultural and arboriculture fields with relevant formal qualifications.

His work has been featured in such publications as The Age (Domain), Gardens and Outdoor Living, Sanctuary, Backyard and Garden Design Ideas, Greenworld, and Earthstyle magazine, and won numerous awards from the Landscape Industries Association of Victoria & Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers.

Gardens & Pools by Design has an enviable reputation for quality, cost effective design solutions, with most work being sourced from word of mouth recommendations and repeat clients.

Projects undertaken have ranged from 10 acre country properties, to small inner urban courtyards, to family homes to commercial and school projects.

Our philosophy is that each Design is a unique and innovative response to the client’s needs, their built environment, and the site itself.


Professional Organisations & Qualifications

David is an accredited member, and past Board Member of the Landscape Industries Association Of Victoria, having held the Education Portfolio for some 5 years. [Membership No. 2866]. He is also an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers [Membership No 747]

He holds a Certificate of Arboriculture, Certificate of Gardening, Certificate of Landscape Gardening, Certificate of Landscape Design, and a Diploma of Teaching.