by Gary Winter

When do we start building our new garden once the design is complete?

The steps to getting started depend on the size of the project. There might be one or a team of tradespeople to engage, the project might require permits or additional documentation e.g. soil reports, planning permits, building permits or engineer drawings etc.   Have a chat with us so we can point you in the right direction. We’ll suggest an approach and project timelines. If these logistics seem like too much to handle, you can engage us to coordinate the design delivery on your ... Continue Reading

How can the Gary Winter team support the building stage?

It’s a great joy for us to support you through the ideas stage to design and real life implementation. Gary Winter has more than 20 years of experience as a landscaper and horticulturist so he’s a handy guy to have on your team. We can tailor a role depending how ‘hands on’ you want us to be. We can recommend landscapers and tradespeople, or source and supply plants. We can prepare ‘Scope of Works’ documents to support you to select landscaping contractors. We can support ... Continue Reading

I’ve heard landscaping is stressful. Will I be stressed?

Any transformation project can be stressful if you don’t find a landscape designer who knows their stuff, takes the time to get to know you and communicates with you to collaboratively achieve your vision for the space.  Our goal at Gary Winter Landscape Design is to make it an enjoyable experience with positive outcomes for you and us. We’re clear communicators and trouble-shooters with processes in place so that you understand where things are at, every step of the way. Someti... Continue Reading

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

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


“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