Crafting Melbourne’s Natural Masterpieces:
Landscape Design Excellence
Maroondah Landscapes has over 20 years experience designing and constructing landscapes.
Landscape design is the art and practice of planning, arranging, and modifying outdoor spaces to create visually appealing and functional environments. It involves the organization and integration of various elements, such as plants, trees, shrubs, hardscape features (like pathways, patios, and walls), water features, and outdoor structures, to achieve a harmonious and enjoyable outdoor space.
Residential Landscape Design
We offer landscape design services for your new or existing garden. Part of what makes our residential landscape design process so popular is that we do everything in-house. We walk with you every step of the way, from drafting concept plans with our highly qualified landscape architects, to executing the outdoor project construction and seeing it through to successful completion.
We provide our excellent landcape design services across Melbourne ensuring each garden and landscape design perfectly suit our clients’ personal taste, lifestyle, home and budget. Our residential landscape design and construction services also include taking care of any permits and paperwork, as we make sure to tick all the boxes for a smooth and enjoyable process when creating the perfect outdoor spaces.
Visualise The Perfect Landscape Design
At the start of each landscaping design project, we use cutting edge 3D digital software to draw up an accurate and highly realistic 3D model of the final outcome. This means that you can see exactly how things will look and make the necessary changes long before we begin the construction process. With this preparation, we can make sure that you get the exact quality of landscape design that you expect.
As a licensed and registered company, our team of landscape designers and architects can detail structural landscaping work, then organise your permits ready for our construction team’s implementation. There is no need to spend time liaising with external third parties. Our quality service also includes expert advice and excellent communication, so you are always updated on the progress of your new garden. We know that good landscape design starts with understanding how our clients want to use a space, so we can create beautiful outdoor spaces that function as well as they look.
What are some of the landscape design styles in Australia?
Australian Native Garden Design
Australian native gardens are designed to incorporate indigenous plants, which are well-suited to the local climate and require minimal water and maintenance. These designs often feature a mix of colorful wildflowers, grasses, and hardy shrubs.
Courtyard Garden Design
Courtyard landscape design focuses on maximizing the potential of smaller outdoor spaces, creating cozy, inviting areas within limited square footage. Whether it’s a city apartment or a suburban home with a small backyard, courtyard designs emphasize functionality and aesthetics. By incorporating space-saving features like vertical gardens, clever lighting, and multi-purpose furniture, courtyard landscape designs can transform even the tiniest spaces into charming retreats for relaxation and entertainment.
Contemporary Garden Design
Is a style that emphasizes sleek lines, minimalism, and a harmonious blend of modern elements with nature. It typically features clean, geometric shapes, often using materials such as concrete, steel, and glass to create a sense of order and simplicity. Contemporary gardens often incorporate minimalist plantings with a focus on structural plants and a limited color palette. Water features, architectural elements, and outdoor lighting play a crucial role in adding sophistication and functionality to the design.
Cottage garden design
Cottage gardens, inspired by European traditions, are also loved by many Australians. These gardens are characterized by a profusion of colorful and fragrant flowers, often in a relaxed, informal layout.
Coastal Landscape Design
Given Australia’s extensive coastline, coastal landscape designs are prevalent. These designs often feature drought-tolerant plants, such as succulents and coastal grasses, and may incorporate elements like driftwood, beach pebbles, and coastal-inspired decor. Coastal gardens often include salt-tolerant trees and palms to provide shade and create a tropical feel. These trees also help protect more delicate plants from salt spray.
Formal Garden Design
A formal garden design is a meticulously planned and structured outdoor space characterized by its symmetrical layout, geometric shapes, and precise lines. It often features formal hedges, neatly clipped topiaries, and carefully maintained flowerbeds. Formal gardens are known for their elegance, orderliness, and use of hardscape elements such as paths, statues, and fountains to create a sense of grandeur. The limited color palette, symmetrical balance, and attention to detail contribute to the refined and timeless beauty of a formal garden.
A Japanese-inspired garden is a tranquil and harmonious outdoor space designed to capture the essence of traditional Japanese landscaping principles. It typically features elements such as carefully raked gravel or sand (zen garden), serene ponds or streams, bridges, stone lanterns, and meticulously pruned bonsai trees. The design emphasizes simplicity, balance, and a connection to nature, often incorporating native Japanese plants like cherry blossoms, maples, and bamboo.
Succulent garden design
Showcases a collection of water-efficient and fleshy plants, known as succulents, celebrated for their ability to store water in their leaves and stems. These gardens often feature a diverse array of succulent species, including cacti, agave, echeveria, and sedum, arranged in eye-catching patterns or clusters. The design prioritizes low-maintenance landscaping, as succulents are resilient and require minimal water. Their varied shapes, sizes, and vibrant colors create an appealing and drought-resistant garden that thrives in arid or dry climates, offering a unique and sustainable landscaping option.
In the northern regions of Australia with a tropical climate, lush and exotic gardens are popular. These gardens feature a variety of tropical plants, such as palm trees, ferns, and flowering vines, creating a lush, green oasis.
Sustainable and Eco-friendly Landscape Design
Australians are increasingly concerned about sustainability and environmental conservation. Many landscape designs now incorporate eco-friendly features like rainwater harvesting, solar lighting, and the use of recycled materials.
Given Australia’s periodic droughts, xeriscape gardens have gained popularity. These gardens prioritize water conservation by using drought-resistant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation systems.
Urban garden design
Is a creative approach to maximizing green spaces in urban environments. These gardens are typically compact and may be located on rooftops, balconies, or small plots of land. They often feature raised beds, vertical gardens, and container gardening techniques to make the most of limited space. Urban gardens emphasize practicality, combining ornamental plants with edible ones, such as herbs and vegetables, to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing oasis amidst the cityscape. They serve as a retreat from urban life, offering a peaceful and green respite for residents while promoting sustainability and eco-friendliness in densely populated areas.
What our Clients are saying
From the design, scope and quote to implementation, the Maroondah Landscapes team were incredibly professional, detail-oriented and careful as well as always respectful to keep the work area clean and tidy. The finished product looks stunning and is exactly what we imagined when the land scape design was completed. I could not recommend Maroondah Landscapes more highly
Thank you so much for the transformation in our garden I am delighted with the result. Our garden has become an item of interest in the village, with people popping in to see the end result.
I must compliment the team, as they were ever mindful that they were working in an environment for “not so young”.
Maureen and I love the end result of all the effort that you and your team have put into creating a most pleasurable environment for us and our family to enjoy. We will look after it like you wouldn’t believe. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Kind Regards, Maureen & Rex
My 3 weekly visits from Team Maroondah is the best choice I made when needing some help in the garden. I love being home when they come but sometimes it not possible (due to my Voluntary Work on these days) arriving home (tired) its such a lift to see everything all neat and tidy again Thanks Guys
Marg – Heathmont
Your company was recommended and I would not hesitate to further recommend Maroondah Landscaping. All works went as planned with a great out come, highly professional and clean throughout the project. Customer service was excellent Craig and the team kept me updated at all stages and provided some recommendation throughout the job which assist us in a great outcome.
Templestowe Landscaping Works
We Couldn’t be any happier with the work that Maroondah Landscspes did with our back yard. The work time frame, processes and communication were spot on – with the entire team all courteous but most of all were all focused on doing a great job for us. Thank you to Rus and the entire team. We love our back yard!! Highly recommend!
Greg – Lilydale
Your plans are absolutely wonderful and we love each and every element of what you have proposed. You have completely nailed the plant selections and we simply cant wait to see the finished product. We are also blown away by the amount of detail and attention to detail in your plan. Overall, your plan will create a beautiful, colourful oasis that will add tremendous value to our property.
Patrick – Warrandyte