by Gary Winter

About Gary

For over two decades Gary Winter ran a landscaping construction business in Melbourne’s affluent suburbs. The physically demanding work took its toll. One day he woke-up and realised that award-winning picture perfect gardens of the concrete jungle tend to lack soul. So, Gary officially ditched modern contemporary, put the tools in the shed and planned for a treechange. This enabled him to tap into his own free-form and organic style. He now consults, plans and designs gardens for people ... Continue Reading

Animals Australia

Providing a voice for Australia’s Animals Animals Australia is an advocacy organization, which operates companion animal and farm animal rescue groups. As a peak body, they represent around 40 other animal welfare groups each working in specific areas of animal care in Australia. Together these organization form a strong representation of companion animals on issues such as puppy farming and pet overpopulation.  Animals Australia has been in operation for over 30 years and is ... Continue Reading

202020 Vision

20% more urban green space by 2020 “Plants and trees cool our cities and they reduce pollution. They get us out and about and make us healthier, happier and more productive. Yet, too often, they are overlooked when plans are drawn, and concrete is poured. We have a plan to change that.” “Simply put, green space is good for business, good for people and good for the environment. There are benefits for almost every kind of organisation, from every kind of ... Continue Reading

Landscaping Vic Master Landscaper

Quality, Pride and Professionalism. These three values are the focus of Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers (LV.) They are the reason why we are members of this important industry association. Over the last 50 years, Landscaping Victoria has grown to be a “strong force, with a growing public profile, the capacity to add huge value for its members, and the strength to effectively influence industry trends and standards”. It is my goal to have quality, pride and professi... Continue Reading

Peace of Mind

Regulating for a quality-built environment in Victoria Clients need to be confident when they hand their property over to professionals for any construction work. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) was created as a way to establish standards in quality and service and to regulate the activities of professionals within the industry. Their vision for the building industry is to create: A trusted regulatorA respected industryAn informed community. The VBA believes it can achieve ... Continue Reading

Houzz Service Award Winner

GARY WINTER LANDSCAPE DESIGN of Melbourne Awarded Best of Houzz 2019 Awarded by the community of over 40 million monthly users, annual BOH badge highlights home renovation & design professionals with Top ratings and most popular home designs MELBOURNE January 31, 2019 – Gary Winter Landscape Design of Melbourne has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The Principal Designer, Consultant and Managing Director of Gary ... Continue Reading


“I worked with Gary on the design construction of the landscaping package at my home.  Having Gary on board during from the early stages of the home’s Architectural design program proved to be immensely valuable. The collaborative effort between Gary and the architect yielded a more considered and impactful design- both in the home and its landscaping. Continue Reading


“Chris & I engaged Gary Winter Landscape Design to bring our front garden to life. We were not disappointed. Gary kept us informed right throughout the whole process. The preliminary steps of consultation included design & plant selection, followed by actual construction. Gary’s advice & recommendations were invaluable. Gary’s onsite staff, Jake, Hayden & one other were very professional in their work & polite. Gary managed the whole project seamlessly from ... Continue Reading


“We recently engaged Gary’s firm through an introduction from our architect. Gary brings a great attitude to his work; clearly has excellent landscaping skills; and proved himself a great communicator. BEFORE We already had a design concept that Gary willingly worked with; providing constructive advice to improve our outcomes where required. His team delivered the outcome in a very efficient manner; and communicated effectively with us throughout the process. We’d thoroughly ... Continue Reading


“Gary was very professional, accommodating and has an excellent eye for detail. The finished product was excellent and delivered on time and within budget. Gary was always attentive and responsive to our needs and was always focused on achieving a positive outcome. We can’t recommend highly enough. Continue Reading


“Gary has been a solid partner of ours during a complex and long landscaping project, involving lots of different stakeholders. He proved to be very reliable and trustworthy with a true sense of ownership of the project. His communication and management of the project was also very thorough. Despite the challenges the project through at us, Gary helped us to achieve our end vision, of a family friendly and low maintenance garden, and for that, we are very grateful.” Continue Reading

Knock Down Rebuild

Mt Waverley

This standard house block in Mount Waverley became a vacant site and the existing residence was knocked down and the site completely cleared. Continue Reading