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Rocky River Way has had many happy clients over the years but don’t just take our word for it, here is what our clients have to say:

How can I thank you enough for the magnificent transformation and improvements to my front garden and driveway, which you have just completed? Six years ago, you took a faded and neglected area and turned it into a brilliant reincarnation of its original Ellis Stone’s design. Your rock work, paths and new formed garden at that time surpassed the original quite amazingly, and the shrubs have now matured beautifully over the intervening years.

However, the paths and driveway had deteriorated more than you thought they should, to the point where you wanted to replace them for me, and to once again restore my much loved front garden to a place of interest and beauty. And so you have done it, I am again amazed at your artistry, your craftsmanship and your astonishing energy. Thank you.

You brought a team, and in one day, you replaced the driveway and paths, mulched the garden, and planted the most wonderful variety of extra shrubs and grasses, filling the spaces in the garden and lining the driveway. You have created an absolute wonderland of natural beauty, and it is as though I am walking in an Australian bushland setting of extraordinary diversity and peace: yet I am still in my own front garden!

I want to acknowledge your wonderful generosity of spirit, and your uncanny ability to actually create what you are able to see in your mind’s eye. I am blessed every time I walk out into my garden, or enter the driveway.There is beauty wherever I look, and, as you have said, you “work with nature”. Six years ago, you created a lovely space out of nothing. Now you have made a good garden a permanently great one, and I thank you most sincerely. Please feel free to use this letter as you will. I am more than happy to recommend you and your work to anyone.


We would like to take this opportunity to try and find the words that best describe the joy you have brought to our home. Words alone will never do justice to the exceptional transformation of our now ‘great outdoors’. The look of pride we see in each other’s faces is priceless and it is all thanks to you guys. We no longer hide behind closed doors to escape the ‘jungle’, we now find we are outside like king and queen surveying our superb grounds! The surprise on the faces of our family and friends is something we are sure we will never end enjoying –  the remarks such as ‘are we in the right place’ will continue to swell our heads forever.

Full credit to Nick ‘the visionary’ who saw beyond the weeds and rubble and created our stunning landscape, not to mention a personal involvement that you only get from family and friends. We would like to extend an open invitation to you Nick and family to come and enjoy our garden and a drink or two any time.

Extra special thanks to Luke ‘hands on’ who worked tirelessly and diligently with the utmost consideration for the sleeping habits of a certain night shift worker. Ta mate! You’re a real credit to the team.

Once again thank you to the entire team for our truly unique and original landscape that has surpassed our wildest dreams and will be appreciated and enjoyed for years to come. It is simply amazing!

John & Mel

We would like to thank you for the superb job done in transforming our front garden.

We would also like to show our appreciation to your wonderful team. We were very impressed with the the professional approach Tom used in discussing our plans, spending time going through our ideas and coming up with some really good suggestions as well.

Todd, Luke & Nick did a great job in bringing our garden to life. Todd, Luke & Nick are really hardworking, came up with some fantastic ideas and most importantly were “willing to please.”

Thank you for all the extra work done (at no extra cost) to make our garden look as spectacular as ever. We are really very happy with the finished product and will very highly recommend you to family and friends.

Once again a big THANK YOU!

Michael & Fioretta

We are Managing Agents of the Body Corporate situated in Lilydale.

Under instruction from the Committee of the Body Corporate we recently engaged the services of Australian Garden & Driveway Design to undertake landscaping and car park preparation in the common area.

Many of our owners have expressed complete satisfaction with the work, being happy with the speed of service and quality of work undertaken.

Body Corporate Administration Pty Ltd

Just a short letter to let you know what a pleasure it was to have availed of your services.

From beginning, talking to Tom through to  the end we have enjoyed a level of service and professionalism not often experienced in many industries today, tinged with your extra personal touches Nick. Commendations to Peter & his offsider who were a delight to have working here as part of the overall team, ensuring a quality product was delivered to ourselves ( who have not tested this kind of driveway construction before) in  a most courteous and charming manner.

It has been a rewarding experience watching our driveway transform into a thing of beauty, and I will be certainly speaking most highly of your services and what I believe to be great value for money! Well Done!

Thank you again for your outstanding services. Hope to use your services again in the future.

Caroline & Andy

It is now over 6 months since your company reconstructed our driveway and I thought you might be interested to know that it still looks as if the work was done only yesterday.

A couple of months after the driveway was laid, our granny flat was removed, and this of course involved heavy vehicles. Not only that, one of the vehicles managed to get bogged and a heavy duty towing vehicle was required. This had to be parked on the driveway to  pull out the bogged vehicle and we were concerned as to how our lovely driveway would survive. We were more than pleased to see that no damage at all was done, not even the faintest indentation where the tow truck was parked. This of course was due to your very professional technical expertise when the original work was done.

Thanks again Nick for your expertise and enthusiastic performance of your gang, and be assured that we will have no hesitation recommending you to any other person requiring this type of work.

Dick & Rosa

What a team you and your clever son Brent make, add in the willing help of Daniel and it was all systems go. What had been a potholed, rutted clay bog caused by the trucks and materials of a recently finished extension became an attractive neat and, most important of all, clean driveway in no time.

It was a relief how accurately you picked up on our wish to keep the front of the house as natural as possible. The side garden you created out of the available rocks, sleepers and plants show true style, flair and understanding. Best of all though was your energy and enthusiasm, just standing talking to you made all sorts of possibilities seem achievable and the more we talked the ideas came thick and fast.

When we are ready to get started again the only people I’ll have back are you and your crew. I’ll look forward to seeing more of your lovely and original work and to have the best looking front garden in the street. Thank you so very much from both Wayne and myself, we’ll be in contact again soon.


Lincoln & myself would like to thank you and your company for all the hard and creative work you have done to our home. It has added great value to our property.

Tom – Thank you for giving us your time with the planning and cost of our garden. You spent many hours going through what we wanted and what your company could offer. Your time was greatly appreciated.

Nick – Your ideas and creative mind certainly shows in your work. The placement of rocks and choice of native plants are excellent. It was hard to imagine our backyard being so beautiful and functional. It was so much pleasure having you and your team over that finishing the whole property was a must. Not only is our backyard wonderful but we now have a lovely front yard. Looking out to the street is now a gorgeous sight. The very ordinary fernery we once had, now is a dry creek riverbed with the sound of running water. Just gorgeous. Entertaining friends in our yard whether it is on the decking or in the backyard will now be a pleasure.

Luke – Thank you for your hard work. You will certainly make a great landscape gardener yourself. You are a great asset to this company and should be very proud of yourself.

Thank you once again for all your time and hard work.

We would certainly recommend your company to our friends.

Lincoln & Kelly

Joy & I express our sincere appreciation to all involved in the reconstruction of our driveway.

The advice given and the speed in which the task was completed deserves commendation. The finished product is highly satisfactory and enhances the approach to our home. The use of agapanthus to soften the  edge of the driveway is an action we would not have considered. It was pleasing to have Toni visit to view the surfacing during progress. Her comments were highly favourable and commendable.

Thanks to all involved for your promptness and efficiency. We would thoroughly recommend the team to anyone considering driveway construction or reconstruction.

Colin & Joy

This short letter is to thank you and your staff for all their hard work and outstanding job. Our new garden has totally transformed our house and made it a pleasure to sit outdoors.The view from our family room is now stunning and we could not have asked for a better result. I would have no hesitation recommending your company to anyone as the result was better than we had ever expected.


It has been an absolute pleasure to have engaged the services of Nick Florio. His passion, vision and attention to detail have not only transformed our garden, but quite simply, improved our family with a haven for bird life and serenity.

From the onset, it was clear to us that Nick is an exceptional individual who is immensely proud of his ability to create beautiful gardens, pathways and driveways. Our trust in Nick’s plans for our yard has been rewarded one hundred fold, and we would have no hesitation in recommending his landscaping services to anyone eager to enhance their property.

Along with Nick’s professionalism, we were struck by his willingness to accommodate our requests at every point and his friendly co-operative team of staff ensured that the total project was not only a success – it produced results we could not have imagined possible.

If you wish to enlist the services of a very talented and trustworthy landscape designer who strives to produce, and achieves, outstanding results, we urge you to make contact with Nick. We are confident that, like us you will be totally delighted with your choice.

Anthony & Alli

Thank you very much for the efficient manner with which you completed the work on our circular driveway. We were impressed with your efficiency and your friendly helpful manner and delighted that nothing was too much trouble or became a drama.

Being a circular driveway in full view of the street, we wanted a finish that would compliment both our federation style home and the natural bush setting of our land. We considered an asphalt driveway but decided against it based on the industrial appearance of the finished product. The natural appearance of stabilized topping fitted our requirements perfectly and we would not hesitate to recommend the product to others.

Please convey our thanks to Tom Munro. He was a pleasure to deal with.

John & Dorothy