Design & Build

Kangaroo Paw designs and delivers contemporary native gardens through expert knowledge and sustainable practice.

We’re for people who share our love of Australia’s natural environment, and bringing the beauty and biodiversity of that environment to modern native gardens.

For us, a landscape is about much more than what to plant or where to build. We want to complement our clients’ homes, adding value to their property and enjoyment to their daily lives.

Ben Clark founded Kangaroo Paw in 2011, built on many years working in Australia’s leading native plant nursery. Today he is recognised as an authority in Melbourne landscape design, with gardens that reflect the character of our team: honest, authentic and down to earth.

We take pride in our designs. By managing construction, we’re able to cradle the integrity of our design from the ground up.

  • Stage 1 – Initial Consultancy

    We’ll meet onsite to discuss your project and see how we can help. It’s essential to understand your needs, your vision and your site’s parameters. We’ll also talk about your budget, your options, and a verbal estimate based on previous projects.

  • Stage 2 – Concept Drawings

    A site survey is completed to measure the site for drafting, and we’ll ask for any building drawings or documents you already have. We then respond with a look-and-feel document with hand-drawn concepts and a mood board of relevant images, a base plan of existing conditions followed by a landscape concept on CAD, and a budget estimate.

  • Stage 3 – Landscape Design & Planting Plan

    A final landscape design is drawn on CAD, including specification of materials, planting designs and plant list. A full costing, including construction and trades, is also produced. Any changes can be made to the drawing, as the first revision is included in our cost. We can also supply details for building permits.

With in-house design services and a registered builder and construction team under one roof, Kangaroo Paw offers a rare end-to-end approach in native landscaping.

We are a dedicated team working on a select number of projects every season, allowing us to bring our passion for native biodiversity and all aspects of landscape construction to your home.

Drawing on Australia’s diverse climate allows us to design lush green rainforests, cool alpine gardens, arid rocky gardens, and everything in between. From wild gardens in urban settings to strictly indigenous plantings, we have the expertise to deliver upon any vision.