Thank you for visiting the Silverleaf Landscaping Website my name is Andrew and, with my wife, I am the owner and manager of the business. I believe it's important for my customers to know a little about my background and about my team so please take the time to read the information below and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

I look forward to working with you.

Andrew


 About Me: History and Experience

 I discovered my passion for horticulture and landscaping at a young age after my parents gave me a small plot of land to manage and that passion has  grown over the years .

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While studying I had weekend jobs that fueled my passion and after completing my VCE  I took an apprenticeship with the city of Melbourne parks and gardens. I was apprentice of the year at Swinburne first and second year and in my third year I was nominated for the Brens scholarship for third year apprentice of the year for the state of Victoria.
 
Working with the City of Melbourne meant I was in a different park every six months and I gained a tremendous amount of experience with:
  • general maintenance;
  • annual bed preparation and care;
  • pattern planting like the floral clock;
  • turf, cricket wickets and oval maintenance;
  • creating indoor and outdoor annual displays  Conservatory and Bourke street mall;
  • managing specialist gardens  - Royal Botanic gardens and Government House;
  • Nursery management -  Fitzroy nursery conservatory.
After completing my apprenticeship I worked at the city of Melbourne's Wandin advanced tree and shrub nursery for several years.  I managed the 65 acre nursery, living on site, tending to the 40 000 plants.  My job here also included providing advice to councils and private buyers on selecting suitable plants and  trees for their needs.

In 1993 I returned to college for a further 3 years at night to gain my Advanced Certificate in horticulture. And in  1996 I established Silverleaf Landscaping, where my aim was to use my knowledge, experience and creativity  to develop a strong and reputable business.

From start to finish I work closely with clients to establish their dream gardens. Past projects have included: a Swiss forest, a Japanese garden, and a formal English garden. I also do restoration work to restore the gardens to their former glory, including rebuilding after damage done by other work.

My work with water features, outdoor kitchen areas, paving, walls  and other stone work, I believe, serves to highlight the breadth of knowledge, experience and the skill that I bring to each job. However it is my love of plants and my selection of plants that blend in with or highlight various landscapes that, I feel, sets me apart from the hard landscapers.


Silverleaf Landscaping - The Team

The staff at Silverleaf Landscaping are a talented group of professionals whose  knowledge and experience spans landscape design, horticulture, construction and maintenance  - skills that come together to make your garden a show piece.
 
I have trained several apprentices over the years and Jake has continued his full-time employment with me for 7 years as a qualified landscaper. I have subcontractors, most who have worked with me for many years, which I believe is a testament to my quality,integrity and ability to manage projects.
 
We recognise that projects can exceed the scope of our skills and qualifications and require the expertise of other tradespeople.  We will recommend and collaborate with fully qualified and reputable tradespeople to ensure that quality work is delivered on all aspects of a project.

 


Silverleaf landscaping - Quality and Expertise

At Silverleaf Landscaping our vision is to provide sustainable and environmentally sensitive landscaping solutions that are  accessible, highly aesthetic, and functional, We want your landscaping design to reflect the mood of the space, while creating a welcoming environment that you will be proud of for years to come.
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Whether it's design, construction or maintenance, we pride ourselves in our  high quality work, we are constantly setting standards that exceed the expectations of our clients. It is the small things that often set us apart from our competitors.

No matter how big or small the project, from small courtyards to  large gardens, or acreage and beyond we  provide our clients with a high level of service and  keeping clients up to date with the status of the project.

Our creativity and experience allows us to  approach and manage a site's advantages while maintaining it's restraints.