Studio Profile

We pride ourselves on providing a personal yet professional service, focused on clear communication and attention to detail; this is where we excel. Creating gardens is an organic process by nature, they take time from planning to completion and beyond; we never lose sight of the responsibility that comes with this collaboration and the trust that our clients have placed in us.

Listening first

Creating second

Our clients are diverse, unique, yet still like-minded, recognising the value in considered and well-resolved gardens. We have a common goal, and though it’s a journey we share, we are confident and experienced to take the lead. A process to reveal the requirements of our clients’ lifestyles, then create a considered balance between their brief, the architecture, and surrounds, whether it be in an urban context or more open or natural setting.

Our gardens are renowned for intelligent design solutions that celebrate our clients’ individuality, combining meticulous details and beautiful materials with unique and inspired planting combinations.

Your vision

Our creativity

Since 1994, Secret Gardens has been connecting clients with their outdoor environments. Over this period, we have built and maintained a reputation as a leader in the industry, across each of our disciplines.

Our team offers a wealth of experience and diverse skillsets. Our clients enjoy a holistic approach that offers the services of full-time landscape architects and designers, landscape construction specialists, and experienced horticulturists. We collaborate with an extended network of consultants and skilled contractors as required, to ensure our projects are delivered to the highest of industry standards. Complete project management, a turnkey solution providing total peace of mind.

Though our work is concentrated on the residential market in Sydney, our projects are varied not only in style and scale but location as well, reaching beyond our core local market, spanning both regional and interstate locations. We embrace the unconventional and the challenging, be it courtyard gardens, rooftop gardens, or more extensive landscapes including acreage.

Rochelle Abood CEO & Matthew Cantwell Creative Director

Awards & Recognition

2022 Shortlist for Crane Lodge

2019 Shortlist for Cove House

2018 Shortlist for Mirror House

3-time Alan Correy Award Winner

(formally Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & managers/ AILDM)

8-time Gold Award Winner

(formally Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & managers/ AILDM)

4-time Silver Award Winner

(formally Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & managers/ AILDM)

6-time Best in Category Award Winner

(formally Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & managers/ AILDM)

8-time Winner

(formally Landscape NSW ACT/ LNA)