Russell Sweetman

Russell Sweetman

Company Director

Years in the industry: 15 years
Areas of interest: Design & Functionality along with beautiful planting
Favourite Plant: Coral Leaf Hydrangea
Favourite Season: Spring
Most memorable moment: Very hard to pick as there has been many! -Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2015 – constructing the Award-Winning Boutique Garden Design by Alison Douglas

Craig Jones

Craig Jones

Manager

Years in the industry: 12 years
Areas of interest: Turning our client’s wants & needs into reality
Favourite Plant: Dichondra Silver Falls
Favourite Season: Late Spring – Early Summer
Most memorable moment: Having the “courage” to make the career change to landscaping from an already successful career in IT!

Mark Kader

Landscape Design & Construction Supervisor

Years in the industry: 21 years
Areas of interest: The cohesion of all elements that define the landscape
Favourite Plant: Too many but really like Grass trees & Boab trees
Favourite Season: Spring
Most memorable moment: My own garden

Mark Kidner

Residential Landscape & Pools Supervisor

Years in the industry: 13 years
Areas of interest: High end finishes!, water features, detailed paving setouts, complex automatic irritation systems
Favourite Plant: Frangipani
Favourite Season: Summer (holidays with the fam)
Most memorable moment: Winning national recognition (through SPASA) for a water wall I designed n built.

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Garden Maintenance Manager

Years in the industry: 30 years
Areas of interest: Horticulture in general, as we are always learning.
Favourite Plant: Gardenia , Daphne , Liriodendron ,Daffodils Tulips, just a few but so many more depending on the season
Favourite Season: Spring
Most memorable moment: Any job where you can walk away from a completed job and the client is totally blown away with the end result. The smile on their faces makes it all worthwhile.

Ruth Cannon

Garden Maintenance Leading Hand

Years in the industry:  3 years
Areas of interest:  Pruning, rare and unusual plants and gardens, urban ecology
Favourite Plant:  Poinciana (Delonix regia)
Favourite Season: Autumn
Most memorable moment: Most memorable are the challenging and unusual  jobs- pruning climbing ficus 4 stories high from a city skyscraper during a 40 degree heatwave, barrowing wet concrete back and forward through mud, beautiful spring days gardening on rooftops and beside lakes.

 

Staff Members

Office Team:

Abbey Sweetman – Marketing Officer
Sonya Simpson – Administration
Kristy Dahan – Bookkeeper

Garden Maintenace Team:

Nick Dudink –Qualified Horticulturalist
Luis Perez – Gardener

Landscape Team:

Dan Stone – Landscape Gardener
Daniel McConcchie – Qualified Landscaper

Currently studying Certificate III in Landscape Construction
Sam Baker – Mature Age Landscape Apprentice
Rob Macey – Landscape Apprentice
Ben Fox – Landscape Apprentice
James Wood – Landscape Apprentice
Brent Patterson – Landscape Apprentice