We create rich Landscapes that stimulate, inspire and give refuge.
We tap into the history of the site and personality of its people to form the ideas behind the design, which in turn enrich the cultural significance and character of the space.
We offer a highly personalized service to realise the vision of our clients and deliver a customised space.
We believe in consultation, collaboration and communication to ensure a rewarding process and informed design.
We use robust materials and quality workmanship to build lasting landscapes.
Sustainability is the crux of our design philosophy and integral to how we operate. We choose responsibly sourced materials, employ low impact construction methods and reduce construction waste though re-using and recycling.
Water is a precious resource in the Australian landscape. We will show you how to harvest, store, conserve, use and re-use efficiently.
We design to improve your home’s capacity for cooling, shade and light.
Inspired by ecosystems as they occur in nature, we select plants for diversity and robustness that will thrive together in each garden context. We create a layered composition of colour, texture and seasonal interest to delight year round.
Every inch of your garden can have a positive return. We look for creative solutions to make the most of every opportunity.
We believe our gardens to be places of imagination that set the scene for stories, adventures and endless possibilities.
Our services can be tailored to suit the project, big or small. We take an analytical design approach that allows us to respond to the specific needs of our clients. A typical path could include the following:
Consultation \ We meet and look at the project together, you tell us about your connection and hopes for the space, we offer our professional vision and work up a design brief that will form the manuscript for the project.
Site Analysis \ The site measure and evaluation of the project’s existing size and form. We identify the intrinsic natural and constructed assets and draw up the base plan that will form the canvas for the design.
Concept Design \ This is why we come to work each day. The dreams, the visions, the invention stage. We prepare drawings to illustrate the design proposal for the space. Be ready to go ‘wow’.
Design Development + Documentation \ This is where we fine tune the concept, etch out the details and select the materials. This stage provides all the construction plans, elevations and specification documentation from which to tender and build.
Town Planning \ So no one gets in trouble. We prepare and submit all the plans and documentation to the governing bodies for any permits required.
Tendering \ This is where we use our expertise to ensure the best quality installation, for the best price possible. We work hard with our network of trusted and experienced contractors to set the budget and timeframe for a hitch-free delivery.
Construction Management \ This is a project management service to ensure a high standard is maintained throughout the construction. We see everything is delivered as promised and as quoted, with the design integrity maintained throughout.
Furnishing \ This is basically shopping. And we all love that. But if you don’t we’ll gladly do it for you. We know where to get some nice stuff in Melbourne. Furniture, pots, art, barbeques, light fittings, etcetera. We can provide a complete outdoor look with options to suit your taste, colour preference and budget, or just help you find that perfect piece.
Maintenance Plan \ The newly installed Landscape will flourish and evolve over time. We can provide a maintenance program and work with qualified maintenance contractors to guide the Landscape to maturity with the original design intent intact and practical low maintenance solutions for you.
Frances Hale, Landscape Designer has been designing Melbourne gardens for 11 years with influential stints working in London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. She designs spaces that are well considered, practical and beautiful and has a knack for seeing opportunities to improve the functionality of the space. With a love of architecture, interiors, furnishing and colour, she offers a cohesive vision. Her knowledge of planting and love of greening are evident in the gardens she designs.
Stephen Tan, Landscape Architect (AILA registered member) Stephen has over 7 year’s experience and has worked on commercial projects, ranging from urban scale master plans and waterfront promenades, to hospital courtyards, school grounds and rooftop gardens. Stephen excels in larger spaces and complex design problems. He brings valuable design input and an urban sensibility to the studio. He loves native trees, designing and building his own furniture and can often be found working in the veggie garden.