Our commitment to freedom and independence
We are proud to support Guide Dogs Victoria. We believe in this important cause and the great work this organisation does for those who have low vision or are blind in our community. Designer Plants thank you for your continued support. We make contributions and feature a donation box at our Melbourne showroom for customers to use as they view our range of green walls and artificial plants.
Why we lead the industry
We care about the planet and we act on it
Meet our incredible team
David - Operations Manager
Georgina - Customer Service Director
Pam - Commercial Sales Director
Jasmine - Retail Sales Manager
Glaiza - Sales Manager
Eden - Retail Sales Manager
Kristelle - Administration Manager
Danny - Warehouse Manager
Banjo - Customer & Staff Happiness Officer
Ray - Digital Marketing Manager
Claire - Customer Support Manager
Shen - Commercial Sales Manager
About Designer Plants - The beauty of landscaping without the hassle of landscaping
How it all came about
Designer Plants® has been leading the industry with innovative, high quality artificial hedges, vertical gardens and plants for many years.
Our aim is to make transforming your home or property easier with products that involve no planting, cultivating, toxic chemicals, fertiliser, watering, weeding, pesticides, maintenance, trimming, or endless expenses – artificial hedges, fake plants, and vertical garden screens are the solution!
It all started back in the 2000’s. Water restrictions arrived, apartments were being built en-mass and privacy was becoming ever so important.
Our founders committed to these four things:
Sourcing the highest quality wasn’t easy
Over the coming years we got hundreds of samples; most broke up, faded, and started melting in the sun, this wasn’t going to do (some suppliers in Australia sell these though, naughty!).
Eventually, we found the right product, and the best manufacturers to partner with. We developed, designed and manipulated the product to make it perfect. We then tested it in 2006 on our own property to make sure it was right before ordering it and selling it to customers around Australia.
The same product is still on the founder’s fence – quality is taken seriously here at Designer Plants®. We will never compromise this, as quality is in our DNA.
Our commitment to our customers shows how we got here:
● Sick of businesses that would be great at taking money, but not with assisting their clients, the values of Designer Plants were forged, exceptional customer service was key to everything we did – let us share with you a story; a customer called up late in the afternoon from Sydney and required artificial that evening – no courier was going to get it there in time. 3 hours later flights were booked, and our team were off with boxes full of fake hedging – Jet Star staff were gobsmacked as carton after carton was wheeled into their Avalaon Terminal – a couple of hours later – mission complete.
● Realism: having our ‘roots’ in the live plant industry, Designer Plants were going to be just that, Designer. Why pay for something if it isn’t going to do your home, office or business justice. We believe it is best to get it right the first time around.
● Have you ever been on your balcony and seen a neighbour looking over, or people walking past peeping through your fence? Well, we have – it’s frustrating. Our Design team has worked hard to develop our portable hedges and vertical gardens and green walls to be dense and easy to install so you can have privacy in minutes, without the need to get specialist trades-people involved.