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Ben
Founder | Horticulturist | Landscape Designer
Damian
Operations Manager | Turf Specialist
Franswillem
Horticulturist | Landscape Technician
Megan
Landscape Technician
Larah
Horticulturist | Landscape Gardener
David
Horticulturist | Landscape Gardener
Matt
Turf Specialist
Ash
Apprentice
George
Landscape Architect
Penny
Customer Care | Administration

Ben

Founder | Horticulturist | Landscape Designer

With 24+ years industry experience in landscape design and construction, Ben is driven to create gardens and spaces that allow people to enjoy their home and their downtime.

From a personal perspective, one of his greatest joys is helping others achieve their dream lifestyle and he is committed to offering practical and hands-on advice.

In his spare time Ben loves being out in nature, camping, mountain biking and cooking for his family using his home-grown produce.

Damian

Operations Manager | Turf Specialist

With 25 years experience in Golf Course Turf Management in both Australia and overseas, Damian is driven to transform turf and green spaces.

Growing up with the love of freshly cut grass, due to his Greenkeeper father, together with his interest, knowledge, and skill has driven Damian to pursue a career in supporting clients with magnificent lawns.

Damian has a passion for perfecting lawns and overcoming the challenges associated with lawns in Queensland.

On the weekends, you’ll find Damian enjoying a round of golf or two.

Morgan

head gardener

Growing up with parents in the industry, Morgan was destined to follow in their footsteps.

Now with over 20 years experience, Morgan continues his love of being outdoors and applying his knowledge, creativity and attention to detail in his clients’ gardens.

He gets great satisfaction in creating welcoming environments for people to enjoy as an extension of their homes.

Morgan has a passion for drawing, garden and graphic design, painting as well as being in the great outdoors.

Franswillem

Horticulturist | Landscape Technician

Frans has been working in the Horticulture / Landscaping industry for 17 years and has established himself as a hedging specialist.

Frans has a passion for tropical plants found in South East Queensland and loves sharing his knowledge and  experience with his clients and industry network.

His greatest job satisfaction is achieved when seeing the gardens he works in flourish under his care.

Frans loves being active and exploring the mountain bike trails across Australia.

Megan

Landscape Technician

A desire to work outdoors drove Megan to transition from the medical industry.

With four years Landscaping and Horticultural experience,  Megan loves applying her organisation and skills to her portfolio of clients.

She loves the diversity in gardens she cares for and takes great satisfaction in leaving a beautifully presented garden for her clients to enjoy.

Megan is a self-confessed perfectionist, is well known for her vegetable garden and success with watermelons.

George

landscape Architect

George is a Registered Landscape Architect, who has ten years experience in the industry, completing degrees in both Landscape Architecture as well as Urban and Regional Planning.

With the love of the outdoors, design and helping people, through his work, George loves making a positive difference in people’s lives by creating spaces and environments that further enhance their lifestyles.

On a weekend you will find George on his motorbike exploring the great outdoors, seeking natural landscapes he can photograph.

Penny

Customer Care | Administration

Penny is an adaptable, energetic customer service-orientated person, who’s attention to detail is second to none.

She is extremely creative and has an extensive background in event styling for both business’ and private settings, including floral works from simple arrangements to large entry arches.

Penny has a love and admiration for the Chinese language and culture, having lived and studied in Beijing.

Growing her own fresh produce is something that gives Penny a real sense of accomplishment and she is also an avid indoor plant enthusiast.

Larah

Horticulturist | Landscape Gardener

From an early age Larah has enjoyed time in the garden, with an annual family tradition of planting daffodil bulbs with her grandmother, forging a life-long love and passion of Horticulture.

Now in her ninth year working in the industry, Larah has a particular interest in plant id and plant cultural requirements, which she is further enhancing, undertaking a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture.

Larah gets most satisfaction in enhancing our clients’ outdoor areas that reflects their individual values and tastes and brings them joy to be in.

In her spare time, Larah enjoys camping and targeting shooting. She is also quite the indoor plant enthusiast, admittedly embarrassed as to how many indoor plants she has in her collection.

David

Horticulturist | Landscape Gardener

Bringing over a decade of professional Horticultural experience, David’s infectious enthusiasm and commitment to quality and improvement is admired.

David has a strong work ethic, takes pride in his work and is very goal and results driven. Walking away at the end of the day seeing what he has accomplished gives him most satisfaction.

In his spare time, David enjoys hiking, volunteering and reading books about our natural history and environment.

David is renowned for his 20+ year dedication in volunteering through Habitat Brisbane, conserving, protecting and enhancing habitat and biodiversity. He is particularly proud of the recent work to build and stabilise Platypus banks in North-West Brisbane.

Ash

Trainee

Yards' aspiring trainee, Ash, has a love of outdoors and forging a career in the Landscape / Horticulture industry was only natural as he has always enjoyed being in the family garden and mowing the lawns from an early age.

Working alongside our skilled team, Ash enjoys furthering his training and education in Horticulture and admires the amount of care and time that is taken working in our clients beautiful gardens to achieve such a high level of detail.

Ash is a team player, enjoys solving problems as well as being creative, with a keen eye for detail.
In his downtime Ash enjoys go karting, being out on the bay fishing or watching the NRL and F1.

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