We create gardens where
people want to live.
Every Ben Scott Garden Design project is driven by our horticultural and design knowledge accumulated from 20 years’ industry experience.
We design every element of your outdoor space – from planted areas to pools – to form a harmonious sanctuary. Our expertise in construction standards and planning facilitates a seamless and hassle-free experience from the early design concept phase.
Natural materials, a rich and diverse palette of plants, and successful spatial planning are the fundamental principles of our projects.
Our deliberately small team ensures our director, Ben Scott, is personally involved in every step of the design process.
Gardens that grow with you.
A Ben Scott garden is an ever-evolving space to gather, play, and relax.
The spaces we design are client and site specific.
Each is crafted to make occupants feel inspired, comforted, and in tune with nature.
By integrating various scales, functions, and aesthetics, our gardens are able to be enjoyed as practical spaces and lush outlooks. Texture, light and shadow bring movement into the garden throughout the day, alongside plants that change with the seasons.
Our designs are carefully considered to provide a sensory experience, leaving users feeling invigorated and with a clear mind.
A collaborative approach.
A well-designed outdoor space is tailored to the needs of its occupants.
We believe in working closely with clients and architects to achieve a personalised outcome suited to their lifestyle and context. Our process considers how a space will be used, the level of maintenance desired, and how the garden will interact with the site.
By working together to achieve this mutual goal, we are able to craft a garden truly reflective of you.
The design process.
Discuss project requirements
Understand your needs
Provide Fee Proposal
Acceptance of Fee Proposal
Concept Design & Development
Present initial Concept Design Package
Development of Design as required
Town Planning Submission (if required)
Relevant drawings and documents for council submission
Develop Construction Drawing Package
Detailed construction drawing package undertaken
Detailed schedules and design specifications
Documentation sent to high quality contractors for pricing
Evaluate tender submissions
Provide contractor recommendation to client
Project Supervision & Completion
Site visits during construction to ensure a high quality garden is built
Recommend maintenance contractor for nurturing of garden
MEET THE TEAM
Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
Graduate Certificate (Landscape Architecture)
Ben Scott is a garden designer and horticulturist with qualitifications in applied science and landscape architecture from the University of Melbourne.
He founded Ben Scott Garden Design in 2009. The studio specialises in creating site-specific, cohesive outdoor spaces featuring a rich diversity of plants and natural materials.
With 20 years’ experience designing private, multi-residential and commercial gardens, Ben brings a thorough understanding of planning and construction standards to every project. A true plantsman, his horticultural background and impeccably honed design skills underpin the sophisticated and considered spaces he creates.
Ben’s work regularly features in magazines, newspapers and books. His Flinders project has been featured in 3 books, including features on 2 covers.
Masters of Landscape Architecture (Dist)
Bach. of Landscape Architecture (Dist)
Diploma in Environment Design
Candice Teok is a Landscape Architect with experience in the private and public sector. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from RMIT University.
She has previously worked for AECOM on infrastructure design for public spaces, and is currently teaching at RMIT University, in the Landscape Architecture Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
Candice brings to the team her expertise in communications, spatial design and understanding of site specificity and functions. Her painterly and ethereal graphic style captures the intimacy of gardens, helping clients to visualise the design proposal.
Candice’s designs prioritise flexibility in spaces paired with a lush planting palette that celebrates movement through the seasons.
This map shows where a selection of our completed gardens are located.