landscape gardening industry

Written by Peter Shaw from Ocean Road Landscaping

becoming a landscape gardener

Have you been thinking that you would like enter the landscape gardening industry?  The following information will hopefully guide you in the right direction.  For myself, entering the landscape gardening industry was a natural progression after leaving high school. I entered the landscape gardening industry primarily because I felt very at home with gardens and plants and less at ease with the school environment.  I had a passion and interest in gardening and growing things.  I was also very good with my hands.

I knew from the very young age what I want to do. If you can align your passion and interest with your vocation you are very lucky – the dream job. And the horticulture and landscaping industry is a space where this happens for many people.

There are numerous ways to enter the landscape gardening industry. The most common and successful way is to find an employer to offer you an apprenticeship. For the right employer, an apprentice it is an investment in the future. When looking for the ideal company and applying for an apprenticeship, try to look for somewhere where you believe you would fit in well.

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Stone circle fire pit

Description

This recently renovated house designed by Robin Boyd Architect now has a landscape to match recently designed and landscaped by Ocean Road Landscaping.  The main feature of this garden is the stone circle fire pit, which acts as a gathering circle for this families social get together’s.  This garden makes use of some of the existing stone walls in the garden, and has been enhanced with hardy plants that will tolerate the harsh salt winds that come of the ocean on the surf coast.

As this garden matures, planting has been selected to snuggle around the stone circle fire pit, to make it private and enchanting.  Plants are maintained to ensure the view of Point Roadknight and Surfcoast are continued.

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Design by Ocean road Landscaping

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landscape garden design

landscape garden design- a quiet space

by Peter Shaw of Ocean Road Landscaping

A “get-away-place” landscape design is a simple project: all you need is to be tucked away in a quiet corner with something to sit on and maybe some still water.Continue Reading

rural landscape garden

Description

This beautiful rural landscape garden is situated in a stunning location within the Otway ranges.  Due to the high rainfall, and slope of the site, water was an issue.  A paved driveway channels the water into a natural water feature has been installed, which runs under the house walkway.  Quality pool paving and decking, and a large amount of natural stone walling has been landscaped at this property.  Large stones have been located as stone features throughout to make a stunning and first class landscape.

This premium water feature in this rural landscape garden won Feature in Landscape at the Victorian Landscape Awards 2014.

Landscape Victoria Award WinnerJudges’ comments are as follows:

“This installation has successfully provided a link across the Landscape via a well thought through design approach that addresses both functional and aesthetic challenges. The result is a feature in the landscape that can be enjoyed from different vantage points within the home.”

Landscape Victoria Judge, Grant Saltmarsh– Landscape Victoria Awards

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Design by Ocean Road Landscaping and Facet Design

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Our team of 15 Landscape Architects, Landscape professionals and Horticulturists, can assist you when it comes to rural landscape gardens to deliver a premium product.

If you would like a rural landsape garden designed or need a landscape contractor to implement your rural garden then contact our office on 03 5263 3133 or use our Contact Us page

Landscaping Geelong

Landscaping Geelong

Ocean road landscaping offers a premium service in landscape design and landscape construction.  Also offering all aspects of garden maintenance in the Geelong region. Our team of 15 Landscape Architects, Landscape professionals and Horticulturists, can assist you when it comes to landscaping Geelong areas to deliver a quality product resulting in great satisfaction.

Ocean Road Landscaping has won 3 prestigious Landscape Awards along with being finalist for many other landscapes, which attest to our quality workmanship and professionalism.

We have been in the Landscape industry since 1995, covering all areas – Landscaping Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula areas, which is easily accessed via the Ring road.

 

Covering all aspects of landscape construction such as:

    • Excavation & earthworks
    • Paving
    • Concreting
    • Dry stone walls
    • Decking & timber structures
    • Retaining walls
    • Drainage
    • Water features
    • Irrigation
    • Specialist plant selection
    • Soil preparation & mulching
    • Supply for large & small plantings
    • Turf & lawn establishment
    • Design with indigenous plants
    • gardens designed for children
    • Gardening lighting

Call our office for all aspects of Landscape design and Landscaping Geelong regions and throughout on 03 52633133 or use our Contact Us page

Landscape garden

Description

This landscape garden won the 2014 Landscape Victoria Awards for “Plants In the Landscape”.  With its natural Stingy Bark twisted trees, the design highlights and enhances these beautiful sculptural trees.  The plants are the landscape, attracting wildlife and frogs, with evidence of children climbing and playing in this space.  The use of north facing sun has been harnessed in the court yard close to the house, offering a completely different micro-climate, and protection from the southerly breeze.

This landscape garden was in the Open Gardens Australia for a special twilight event in January 2014 & 2015.  With features such as decking, stonewalls and plantings that are drought hardy and indigenous. Monies raised from these garden openings were donated to the Anglesea CFA.

 Plants in Landscape Award –Landscape Victoria Judge, Bryan Rankin- Lifetime Member said…

“WOW! This is an exceptional garden. The plants in this garden are the landscape. The existing trees have been made features in the overall landscape, and new plantings have been done to compliment and further highlight the existing trees.

The use of native plants in a structured manner has worked really well, and the retention of an undisturbed strip of indigenous vegetation has been sensitively incorporated into the landscape.

It was also great to see that this was a space that was explored and utilised by the whole family.”

 

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Design by Sinatra Murphy and Peter Shaw

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