113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater | (07) 4055 1262 | cairns@limberlost.com.au
113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater | (07) 4055 1262 | cairns@limberlost.com.au

Garden Design consultations by limberlost

Limberlost Garden Centre is committed to working with you to achieve great results in your home and garden. We are proud to offer different Landscape Design & Garden Problem Solving Services to suit your budget and project size.

Our Services are available from Edmonton to Palm Cove, outside these areas by arrangement.

Garden Problem Solving Consulting Service Onsite Consultation

Cost is $90 per hour including one way travel time

One of our Limberlost Garden experts will visit your garden to help to diagnose and advise with solutions for any horticultural, soil, or composting issues that are causing problems in the garden. 

Available for Cairns and surrounding areas (Price Quoted for other areas)

This may include disease or pest identification, pruning advice, soil improvement, mulching advice, and plant advice.

Landscape Design Consulting Services

In-store Walk & Talk

Cost for 45 minute booking - $75

Bring in your photos, plans, or drawings for a 45-minute walk & talk to discuss your garden design plans or ideas and suitable plant options.

  • Includes:
    • Basic concept plan for your garden with plant suggestions and spacing.
    • Advice on soil preparation and garden maintenance.

Onsite Consultation with Design Concept Plan and Quote

with garden designer mia

Packages include onsite consultation fee and one-way travel time, a detailed design concept plan, and quote for the supply of recommended plants, materials, and décor required.

Package 1 $375 (3h – onsite visit and offsite preparation) – Suitable for small gardens such as court yards or balcony gardens. 

Package 2 $575 (5h – onsite visit and offsite preparation) – Small to medium back yards with simple designs and basic elements.

Package 3 $875 (8h – onsite visit and offsite preparation) – Large detailed designs with complex design elements and hardscaping concepts.

Onsite Consultation

Cost is $90 per hour including one way travel time.

One of our Limberlost Garden Consultants will visit your garden to discuss garden plans and recommend suitable plants for your garden setting and design.

Available for Cairns and surrounding areas (Price Quoted for other areas)

  • If required, a basic mudmap plan and plant list will be created outlining plant suggestions and spacing, and advice on soil preparation and garden maintenance.



Neil is exceptional in solving garden problems and diagnosing horticultural problems. He can identify pests and diseases, diagnose plant and soil problems and recommend solutions for home and commercial gardens. He has exceptional knowledge in identifying species of plants and the growing conditions most suited for them.  

Prior to starting at Limberlost, Neil worked and studied at the Cairns Botanical Gardens for 10 years where he gained his vast knowledge of tropical plants, pests, and diseases.

 Neil has worked at the Limberlost Garden Centre for over 35 years, gaining experience initially with the propagation team, managing the orchid propagation and producing a vast variety of tropical plants. From there he advanced to customer service where he is much respected by all who have asked his advice throughout Cairns and surrounds.

Adam Wellington


Adam has more than 20 years of local experience with a decade of land conservation and land management. During that time, he has worked at Limberlost for over 7 years managing the production of rare and tropical fruit trees. Part of his role at Limberlost is to maintain, shape, and prune the trees in the orchid and front gardens which are used for production. Adam is an expert on marcotting and other types of propagation. He is also an expert in soil management and microbial health. Adam can visit your garden to advise on shaping shrubs, hedged and trees and improving the health of your soil. From his wealth of knowledge, Adam can offer the very best advice to maintain and improve your own garden easily. 

Mia Conway

Garden Designer

Mia is a long-term employee at Limberlost. Her years of experience has given her an extensive wealth of plant knowledge and her artistic and creative abilities helps to make Limberlost Garden Centre the visual delight it is.

Mia has an advanced certificate in Landscape Design and a passion for helping garden visions and ideas come to life. She will work with you to tailor your garden to your preferred style. Whether it’s a neat formal look, a native oasis attracting an abundance of wildlife, or a tropical jungle retreat, Mia can help to bring your dreams to reality. 

Her plant selections are realistic, recommending plants that are guaranteed to thrive in your soil type and in our tropical climate.

Mia’s designs can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be, from a simple garden bed planting to a large back lawn with multiple gardens and a variety of hardscaping elements such as decks, paving, fire pits and planter boxes. No job is too big or too small.

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    Payment Options

    The Walk & Talk, Onsite Problem Solving and Onsite Garden Design Services require payment on completion of the consult. 

    The Onsite Consultation with Design Concept Plan and Quote Services require a 50% deposit at the time of the booking. The remaining 50% balance is payable on completion and presentation of designs and plans. 

    *The costs of all Onsite Consults include one way travel time.

    Ongoing consulting is available at an agreed hourly rate.