Dinah Meagher is a landscape architect and has specialised in garden design since 1995.

Dinah Meagher holds a diploma in Landscape Architecture from Gloucestershire College of Art and Design.

Dinah Meagher holds a diploma in Landscape Architecture from Gloucestershire College of Art and Design.

Canberra Gardens landscape design was established after Dinah moved to Canberra in 2003.

Dinah’s work oscillates between carefree and restrained but is always considered. Her designs show the continuing fascination and utility of productive, edible and native plants. Every project becomes a place of beauty, giving a sense of belonging to the owners. Projects completed are timeless, robust, playful seasonal clocks.  

Canberra Gardens services Canberra and surroundings.  

Project size ranges from inner city balconies, courtyards and suburban blocks to rural gardens. 

Scope of work includes the redesign of existing gardens and creating new gardens in part or in full. 

Dinah provides an advisory service for those looking for fresh ideas and wishing to do the work themselves.


“Our garden had lost coherence and failed to welcome.  We set in search of someone to redesign. Of those we invited, Dinah was alone in offering a concept that was simple and convincing, original and not formulaic - she 'got it' first time.  Ours is a series of courtyards surrounding the house. Dinah brought meaning to each yet wove them together. We love coming home to the garden, we love working it, we love resting in it, and we love sharing it with others. Dinah is a truly gifted designer. We cannot commend her too highly”. 

Peter and Neal

“Our courtyard was in need of a major makeover but we were stumped by a difficult level and drainage situation. After a few false starts we approached Dinah on the strength of her press advertisement.

Her vision and pragmatic yet restrained and elegant solution, largely using our existing plants, impressed us and the finished result has transformed our outdoor living space and enjoyment of the garden”.

Paolo, Yarralumla

'I chose Dinah to design my garden based on the images of her work on her website.

Dinah’s design was a brilliant solution to an exposed west facing garden.

She recommended a great landscape contractor with the right skills to do the work and they did a wonderful job.

I now have a stunningly beautiful garden and I enjoy walking around it watching it grow and enjoying the seasonal changes.

I also get delight from looking at my garden through the windows.

Truly perfect.'

Lorraine, Torrens