Kathleen Murphy heads a team of dynamic landscape designers passionate about design, horticulture and the environment
Kathleen Murphy Landscape Designs work ranges from inner city courtyard and suburban gardens to large private and commercial properties. We design spaces with a strong focus on linking the architecture of the house and buildings to the surrounding landscape.
Our design approach is one of collaboration, which enables us to fully understand how you would like to engage with the space to maximise lifestyle opportunities and a sense of well-being.
As Kathleen Murphy Landscape Design is based in the Macedon Ranges we understand the unique growing conditions of severe frosts and high summer temperatures and select plants that are suitable. The support we offer to clients continues well after the gardens installation. We love to revisit gardens and follow them as they grow and mature, providing advice and support to the clients along the way.
Samantha Crawford practiced for 3 years as a Horticultural Agronomist before studying Garden Design at Melbourne’s Burnley University. Sam has a passion for plants, garden design and in her spare time is a volunteer selector for Open Gardens Victoria. She has recently set up her own landscape Design Business and continues to collaborate with Kathleen on projects.
Kylie Blade moved into Garden Design after a career in the corporate world, she studied Horticulture and Garden Design at Kangan Institute, and was award a Gold Medal for Excellence. Kylie has worked with Kathleen for 8 years and brings a broad skills set to the business. She has a particular interest in native garden design and creating unique spaces for children and wildlife.
Kathleen Murphy trained in horticulture at Dublin's Botanical Gardens and later completed further studies with the Royal Horticultural Society and Melbourne's Burnley University studying native plants. Kathleen worked for Landscape Architects Mitchells & Associates in Dublin, working on a number of large scale projects. Her passion for Garden Design lead to working with international garden designer Diarmuid Gavin, assisting in his exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2004, winning Silver Gilt. In 2005 Kathleen set up her own landscape design business in Austraila.