Garden Design

Would you like a productive garden but don’t know where to start?  A place to re-connect?  Would you like to learn skills for caring for your garden in the future?  Would you like a garden of beauty and delight that gives much but asks little?

We design and build gardens that can nurture your spirit; a place of peace, beauty and sanctuary, and connection to the living earth.

A garden of beauty and harmony that delights and enriches those who share in it’s treasures.

Green Platypus Gardens services include:

  • Garden design from concept plan to finished outcome.
  • Garden consultancy and plans of action for schools, public spaces and the private home.
  • Sensory gardens and sacred spaces.
  • Productive gardens based on organic and permaculture principles.

Through our holistic approach to garden design, thorough understanding of permaculture principles and how they can be applied in even the simplest of designs, we can create a sense of place for you and those important to you.

Before & After



We have a native garden, designed and established by Green Platypus Gardens, that is the envy of the street. GPG listened to our desires while providing professional knowledge of soils and plants, along with cost-effective strategies.
H & D Bodein, Dover Gardens

Thank you for taking on my challenging ‘jungle’…for being able to view the ‘as-is’ and envisage the ‘could-be’.  The artistic, the fun and the practical are all brought together in your mind’s eye – and then you set out the plan and the process.  The icing on the cake was your understanding of permaculture principles and how they can be incorporated into a simple back yard.  You allow our idealism to be caught up into our reality.  That makes for a truly fulfilling garden.
With appreciation, Esmae Boutros, Melbourne

I would like to thank you so much for the work you did in building our garden, and then planting it with such a lovely variety of plants and shrubs. I particularly like the way in which you used the large stones to make such a natural and attractive surround to the car park and walls to retain the flower beds.  I was also very pleased that the work was done to the budget you had indicated and done in a very timely way.
Dr John Morgan, Bridgewater, SA