Botanical Traditions - Scroll Down to See Our Featured Garden Designs

Each Client is different, this is what makes what we do so exciting (and challenging)!  It also means that each design should also be different and a true reflection of you and your family. Please enjoy some of our featured past projects below.


Residential Garden - Templestowe

A native garden under existing trees creating an oasis to look onto and provide screening, shelter and seclusion.

Residential Garden - Mount Waverly

The second garden we have designed for these Clients, who downsized from their family home.

Residential Garden - Kew

A wonderful project where we developed the garden design as the Construction of the built form progressed. The garden included lots of areas for the teenage children and parents to enjoy.

Residential Garden - Blackburn

Residential Garden - Shrublands

Working with a Landscape Architect/Builder from Queensland, Botanical Traditions provided the planting plan & on-going horticultural works along with assisting with the design development for this large residential project.

The residence had significant Heritage so plans had to be approved by Heritage Victoria.



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Residential Garden - Fitzory North


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Residential Garden - Elwood

A residential design with extensive deck, pool, productive space and native planting. The project included the initial concept design, followed by the Preliminary and Tender Documents.

The deck is to be constructed using beautiful spotted gum timber in a ‘wharf’ deck profile.  We have complimented this with the use of permeable paving and large rectangular bluestone pavers.

The garden will also have a greywater diverter system for irrigation of parts of the garden.

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Residential Garden - Elwood 2

This residential design featured a curved deck reaching into the back of the garden which created the feeling of being in the tree tops. Eucalyptus trees were been planted in the deck to strengthen the feeling of being in a natural setting.

A mix of native and indigenous plants were used to create a waterwise garden, requiring very little additional irrigation once established. To aid in the initial establishment, a below ground irrigation system was installed which uses captured rainwater.

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Residential Native Garden - Eastern Suburbs

The back garden was redesigned to include a deck and entertainment area, pebble feature and pond using water from a diverted downpipe, retaining walls, permeable paving, and native plants.
The project was completed in 2010 and received a highly commended in the National AILDM Awards 2011.
'I am loving the garden. When the weather warms up and we have garden furniture I will invite you and Fiona around for a glass of vino on the deck!' Property owner 2010

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Residential Native Garden - Hawthorn East

The front garden was redesigned to include a water feature, custom made letter box, native plants, new cross over, drive and paths.

The project was completed in 2010 and was a finalist in the Boroondara Sustainability Award.

'Ruth - lying in bed Sunday morning enjoying my mother's day sleep in and heard some people walking past saying 'that garden looks really lovely'. It's not just us that love it.' Property owner 2010


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Residential Garden - Mont Albert

This project involved the design and construction of a large deck surrounded by a contemporary garden. The clients wanted an extensive outdoor entertainment area with a interesting, but low maintenance planting scheme and an irrigation system that utilised rainwater. This project included the drawing of plans for council.

Residential Garden - Yarraville

This project involved a warehouse conversion in a small backyard located on the western side of Melbourne.

The young couple wanted a simple and cost effective design which would provide them with a lawn, paved area and screening of the surrounding properties.

Residential Garden - Northcote

The client gave us a very clear brief. Create a garden which was aesthetically pleasing, contained a mix of natives and exotics and gave them large paved areas for their kids to play on.

The soil conditions were very difficult and compacted so significant remediation works were carried out. We also installed an automatic grey water irrigation system.


Residential Garden - Hawthorn

This design was an exploration of contemporary landscape design and was a response to the clients brief for something individual, waterwise and unique. The clients needed something dramatic visually as the garden was seen from most areas of the house. The design featured an interesting paved area, custom designed water feature, stainless steel planters and timber screens.

Residential Garden - Thornbury

This project involved creating a native style planting design for the front and back yards of this residential property.

Residential Garden - East Melbourne

This project involved creating a planting design for a modern contemporary home and renovating the front entrance water feature.

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Residential Garden - Malvern East

This project involved a custom made water feature with a herb garden to create a rustic formal look.