Cycas Landscape Design and Consultancy
Gardening - Malvern East, VIC
Cycas Landscape Design and Consultancy located in Malvern East aims to work with you to achieve the best possible landcsape design given those parameters.
Cycas Landscape Design is a landscape design studio in southeast Melbourne.
Cycas has been operating for 13 years, providing landscape design services. Along with landscape design, Cycas incorporates a number of other services related to the landscape industry including materials selection advice and sourcing. Since entering the landscape design scene in Melbourne, Cycas has enjoyed great success with their projects. Some of Cycas’s gardens have featured on houses that have won noteworthy awards and Cycas has been a keen participant in the garden show and festivals arena.
Our reputation as landscape designers has been enhanced by winning a Silver medals at the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Shows, the “W.A. Comeadow” Gold Award for outstanding design as at the 2004 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and Gold medals at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
At the 2007 Chelsea Flower Show in London, Cycas was invited to design the Flemings and Trailfinders Australian Garden. Constructed by Kiama Landscapes, the show garden showcased Melbourne culture, outdoor living and architecture, whilst highlighting the need for trees in the urban landscape. All materials used in the construction were shipped from Melbourne, whilst plants were sourced in the UK, Italy and Spain. The garden was awarded a Silver Gilt in the Show Garden category; the second highest award available.
Cycas prides itself with sustainable and sensible design principles and we encourage our clients to strike a balance between both hard and soft landscape treatments thereby minimizing their carbon footprint and hence doing their part by cooling the environment starting in their own backyards. At Cycas we believe the planting of trees in the landscape is a positive and argue that a treed garden is not only good for our environment but has positive implications for property values and proven social benefits for family life in general.
In relation to hard landscape practice, at Cycas we encourage natural stone material and in particular material that is often a bi-product of quarrying such as the use of aggregates and random paving material. When man made product is desired we encourage using materials manufactured by companies with sound environmental credentials.