About

Platylobium is a landscape design consultancy servicing Melbourne and Victoria. Our design philosophy centres on creating functional landscapes that integrate design elements with the existing natural environment, with our changing climate in mind.

We’d love to chat with you about our flexible landscape design process. You’re invited to join us on each step of the journey, from the first spark of design inspiration to final implementation. It’s the way we work, with collaboration at the heart of each project.

‘Anything that connects you to land even in small ways’ is an ‘important step towards stewardship.’

Thomas Woltz, landscape architect

About

Platylobium is a landscape design consultancy servicing Melbourne and Victoria. Our design philosophy centres on creating functional landscapes that integrate design elements with the existing natural environment, with our changing climate in mind.

We’d love to chat with you about our flexible landscape design process. You’re invited to join us on each step of the journey, from the first spark of design inspiration to final implementation. It’s the way we work, with collaboration at the heart of each project.

‘Anything that connects you to land even in small ways’ is an ‘important step towards stewardship.’

Thomas Woltz, landscape architect

Our Landscape Design Services

Our extensive experience and background is in native and indigenous plant design, that works with the land not against it.

We create sustainable designs that connect back to the natural landscape, incorporating indigenous plants and threatened species to suit your unique soil types, water and other design requirements. While our focus is native gardens, we love to be inspired by the plants on your wish list. The spaces we create, in turn, connect you, your family and friends with the landscape and the joy nature brings.

From small and large residential projects, to commercial, council, industrial and environmental design and property management, plus garden design for bushfire resilience, we can run your unique project from beginning to completion.

It’s time to connect back with the natural environment and create a space you love.

Get in touch

Our Landscape Design Services

Our extensive experience and background is in native and indigenous plant design, that works with the land not against it.

We create sustainable designs that connect back to the natural landscape, incorporating indigenous plants and threatened species to suit your unique soil types, water and other design requirements. While our focus is native gardens, we love to be inspired by the plants on your wish list. The spaces we create, in turn, connect you, your family and friends with the landscape and the joy nature brings.

From small and large residential projects, to commercial, council, industrial and environmental design and property management, plus garden design for bushfire resilience, we can run your unique project from beginning to completion.

It’s time to connect back with the natural environment and create a space you love.

Get in touch

What’s in a name? Why Platylobium?

The Platylobium is native to southeast Melbourne and our favourite indigenous plant. With its interesting leaf shape, we love including the Platylobium in our plantings.

‘ Nadia and Marcus at Platylobium were an absolute godsend. We needed to provide a concept landscape plan for our planning application for a new build. It was tricky and required lots of detail as we have bush fire, flood and environmental significance, and design and development overlays on the block. Nadia was so friendly, reassuring and demonstrated such knowledge and competence…she understood our brief from the outset, liaised with our architect and town planner, and came up with a gorgeous landscape plan we’re thrilled about…Nadia and Marcus were professional, efficient, excellent to work with, and lovely people to have on our team.’

Trent & Linda

What’s in a name? Why Platylobium?

The Platylobium is native to southeast Melbourne and our favourite indigenous plant. With its interesting leaf shape, we love including the Platylobium in our plantings.

‘ Nadia and Marcus at Platylobium were an absolute godsend. We needed to provide a concept landscape plan for our planning application for a new build. It was tricky and required lots of detail as we have bush fire, flood and environmental significance, and design and development overlays on the block. Nadia was so friendly, reassuring and demonstrated such knowledge and competence…she understood our brief from the outset, liaised with our architect and town planner, and came up with a gorgeous landscape plan we’re thrilled about…Nadia and Marcus were professional, efficient, excellent to work with, and lovely people to have on our team.’

Trent & Linda

nadia and marcus platylobium

‘ We hired Platylobium to design our backyard…and we could not be happier with the outcome. It is a fun, family-friendly garden, a real treasure and loved by all, young and old… This was a very positive experience and we highly recommend Platylobium to anyone wishing to turn their garden into a native treasure.’

Blackburn

Work with us

About Nadia Wharton and Marcus Cole

We’re sister and brother Nadia and Marcus, committed to leading you through each step of the landscape design process. We want you to feel part of our team. We’ll spend time getting to know you, your exact requirements and work together to create an outdoor space both you – and the environment – will love.

You’ll find Nadia, Platylobium founder, with a coffee in hand and her head in a book of indigenous plants. Nadia’s love of landscape design and the environment fl ourished while studying Horticulture at the University of Melbourne (Burnley). From here, she immersed herself in Conservation Ecology at Deakin University. After many years of successful collaborations and honing her skills in design, garden maintenance and bushland management, Nadia planted the Platylobium seed in 2016.

After 14 years of working in V8 supercar teams in senior roles, Marcus followed his true calling joining Nadia in the business in 2018. Marcus brings passion, business development and extensive experience in project management to his work at Platylobium. He’s also a stickler for attention to detail with a strong business sense.

For both of us, a passion for native plants, the environment and natural landscape is in our roots. Our Nan and Pa owned 5 acres in Eltham, a property that’s been in our family for over 60 years. Predominantly bushland, the property also had a wonderfully maintained and loved native garden. As kids, we spent so much time exploring, admiring and helping in the garden, learning the different orchids and native plants. It’s clear that our grandparents’ love of the environment and the landscape has profoundly shaped both of our careers. It’s up to us to continue to foster this connection with the land.

About Nadia Wharton and Marcus Cole

We’re sister and brother Nadia and Marcus, committed to leading you through each step of the landscape design process. We want you to feel part of our team. We’ll spend time getting to know you, your exact requirements and work together to create an outdoor space both you – and the environment – will love.

nadia and marcus platylobium

You’ll find Nadia, Platylobium founder, with a coffee in hand and her head in a book of indigenous plants. Nadia’s love of landscape design and the environment fl ourished while studying Horticulture at the University of Melbourne (Burnley). From here, she immersed herself in Conservation Ecology at Deakin University. After many years of successful collaborations and honing her skills in design, garden maintenance and bushland management, Nadia planted the Platylobium seed in 2016.

After 14 years of working in V8 supercar teams in senior roles, Marcus followed his true calling joining Nadia in the business in 2018. Marcus brings passion, business development and extensive experience in project management to his work at Platylobium. He’s also a stickler for attention to detail with a strong business sense.

For both of us, a passion for native plants, the environment and natural landscape is in our roots. Our Nan and Pa owned 5 acres in Eltham, a property that’s been in our family for over 60 years. Predominantly bushland, the property also had a wonderfully maintained and loved native garden. As kids, we spent so much time exploring, admiring and helping in the garden, learning the different orchids and native plants. It’s clear that our grandparents’ love of the environment and the landscape has profoundly shaped both of our careers. It’s up to us to continue to foster this connection with the land.

‘ We hired Platylobium to design our backyard…and we could not be happier with the outcome. It is a fun, family-friendly garden, a real treasure and loved by all, young and old… This was a very positive experience and we highly recommend Platylobium to anyone wishing to turn their garden into a native treasure.’

Blackburn

Work with us