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What our clients say about us

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Cathy Beitz

So great to find a young company owned and operated by two talented and skilful young men. Elliot & Josiah created a magic space in my garden that will give our family & friends joy for decades to come. They provided an accurate quote, worked with my ideas, added creative value at every stage, sourced amazing materials, arrived early, left late, cleaned up daily & were demonstrably happy doing what they do.

Helen Hopgood

My husband and I engaged Elliot and Josiah to build a dry stone wall along our driveway after recommendation from a neighbor. We were so impressed we got the boys back to do another run in the back yard. We were thrilled with the results and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. They produce a high standard of work and have pride in their workmanship.


Susie Parkinson

I recently employed 'Dowie Designs' to both repair some existing dry-stone garden walling and to build new terracing to match it, and I am thrilled with the result. It was not an easy job as the embankment was steep and the terraced walls had to adjoin existing stone steps but both their design and high quality of work eventuated in a very attractive outcome. Elliot and Josiah work with passion and skill and I highly recommend their company.

Benjamin Joseph

Elliot and Josiah from Dowie Designs are two very talented and hard-working individuals who make the perfect landscaping team. They not only have an excellent practical skill set, but also a very strong sense of aesthetics, design, and visual style, resulting in work that is both structurally sound and visually striking. Their craftsmanship and eye for detail is second to none, and their energy and passion is off the charts.


Kylie & Jordy Wilksch

We were impressed with the tidy work ethic, creativity and willingness of Dowie Designs to complete tasks to a high standard. Their work involved using recycled materials, naturally occurring stone, bricks and pavers. The end result is not only visually striking but also professionally built to withstand the activities of a young family!!! Thank you Dowie Designs we would happily have you back again.

John & Jill Trewartha

We were very impressed with Dowie Designs. They promptly quoted the job,were reasonably priced and completed the task within a few days. They were skilled, professional and achieved a great result. We highly recommend Dowie Designs.

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Lucy Chipchase

Thank you Josiah and Elliot. My new back garden is amazing. I love it and really appreciated your work ethic, commitment to sustainability and your aesthetic. Love your work and couldn't speak more highly of you. Quite miss having you around too! Hope you come to the garden opening party!

Julia Hargreaves

Thanks Elliot for a job completed really quickly, and so neatly! We look forward to a beautiful even lawn where there was once only a complete mess of weeds and uneven ground. It was a job we had wanted to do for a long time and we were always overwhelmed by the thought of it. You came in and it was done in a jiffy! Many thanks, David and Julia.


Sarah Edwards

Elliot, thank you so much for the wonderful wall and brick edging, we are thrilled with your work! The wall makes such a difference to the front of our home, and lifts our spirits each time we look at it.

Chris Addis

Elliot and Josiah did an amazing job of building a wall at the front of our house. We are so pleased with the result and even our neighbours have popped in to say how impressed they were with their hard work and the end result. Thanks guys!!!


Lydia Weigall

Our experience with the boys was in dry stone slate work and paving. They were reliable, hard working and their attention to detail was excellent.

They use a mix of current day methods and stone work skills of the past.

Trustworthy and conscientious.

Nick Maxy

Had the guys build a large slate dry wall to prevent the bank behind continuing to erode. They have done an amazing job and both my fiancé and I are very happy. It looks so good! The guys are prompt, efficient, friendly and hardworking which is what you want in the tradies you use. We will be recommending Dowie Designs to all our friends and family and will definitely be using them again in the future! Highly recommend!!!


After a thorough search we engaged Dowie Designs to create our entire garden for our newly constructed home at Port Willunga. From our initial meeting and chat with Elliot we felt comfortable and listened to. He understood our wants and wishes and created a design that surpassed our expectations.
Dowie Designs constructed rock walls, a reclaimed wooden fence, garden beds, lighting, irrigation, plantings and other general landscaping work all of which were creative, beautiful and skilfully constructed. Given the timing of the project the construction took place during winter with wet weather and often in muddy conditions. This did not deter the Dowie team!
Eliot, Josiah and their team not only did an amazing job but were very accommodating, friendly and easy to deal with. We absolutely love our new garden which meets all of our needs. We look forward to watching it grow and flourish in the years to come.
Thank you to all, we have no hesitation in recommending the Dowie team.
Anna and Joe

We are very pleased with the work of Dowie Design. Firstly we really appreciated the collaborative and evolving design process. We commenced with a broad outcome in mind and as work progressed refined the detail with Elliot and Josiah. They worked collaboratively with us, sharing their ideas and expertise and were happy to make changes as we progressed. Secondly we are very pleased with the final outcome. We really enjoyed our first summer in our new backyard. Every visit to our beach house starts with a walk around enjoying the infrastructure and watching the garden grow.
Elliot and Josiah and the whole Dowie team made the whole redevelopment process enjoyable.


Outstanding work in every aspect! The quality of their workmanship, the creative input, the care about every step of their job and their range of skills from lawn to flower beds to trees and beyond. I highly recommend Josiah and his team.

We would like to thank Dowie Designs for their always punctual, conscientious, inventive, skilful work and the amazing slate pieces! Especially the large piece captures visitors eye when they are entering. The thoughtful design and levelling now avoids the previous flooding experienced with heavy rain. Josiah was very helpful and accommodating. He even welded a gate to contain our dog which blends in beautifully.
It was such a pleasure to have had Josiah and Danny working in our backyard. Their work has transformed our plain outdoor space into an inviting and beautiful space.


John Baker

We were delighted to work with Dowie Designs to create a new garden from the 20 year neglect that our Tatachilla Winery Stables block suffered. A key feature of the project was to create a 50 metre Willunga slate wall to separate the Grape Pickers Cottage from the Stables. The resulting wall was sensational and the slate slabs that Dowie Designs used to make steps up from one area of the garden to another are quite remarkable.

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