Landscape and Garden Design, Melbourne

Consult an expert on your green space.

Complete Service 

Treespace Solutions offers a complete landscape and garden design service; preparing landscape plans and planning submissions for permits, selecting plant types and trees, and identifying surface and paving types.  Whether you’re an architect, developer or home owner, we have a service for you.

Design solutions on any scale

Get the right plant selection, with a qualified horticulturist and garden designer. Treespace Solutions can also plan the construction of your landscaping project.  In addition to developing your plans, we can also be used for project supervision as well as recommending suppliers for landscape construction.

"Thank you for creating an outdoor space that has become the most relaxing, reflective and enjoyable part of my family home."

—Jane, Cape Paterson

our spaces

Providing Landscaping Services for all Types of Clients Across Melbourne

Planners and Architects

We design landscapes and gardens for multi-unit developments, and small gardens in public areas. We have also developed and executed creative plans for highr end developments, where a unique garden and landscape design is required for a specialized, unique or personal project.

Home Owners

Do you need your existing garden renovated, where a design is needed for an existing garden? Our plans are site specific, customized to your situation.  Treespace can design your garden to your taste, and take the house into consideration.

Playgrounds and
Child Care Centres

These environments can be highly regulated, as well as requiring highly tactile interactive gardens and landscapes. We are experts in playgrounds and childcare centres, already servicing numerous childcare centres around Melbourne.

Drought Tolerant Garden Plans

Drought Tolerant Garden Plans – “Xeriscapes”: Get a garden that is water efficient.  Our horticulturists can help plan a garden for you that is drought tolerant and needs little water while looking great.

Our people

The Treespace Team

Our consultants are fully insured and hold construction industry induction credentials.
We are rail industry worker certified for Melbourne Metro, V/Line and ARTC networks

Matt Nees

director and consulatant

Matthew is a consultant arborist and horticulturalist who has worked in the landscape and arboriculture industry since 1994. With tertiary qualifications in horticulture, arboriculture and landscape architecture, Matthew has worked in a number of aspects of the horticulture industry (both private and public sector) in Melbourne. His background was in landscape management, design, and consultancy with Naturelinks Pty Ltd, where he established Treespace Solutions. Among other roles, he’s been involved with the preparation of vegetation assessments, tree protection and management plans for residential and commercial developments as well as private residences including landscape design and the management of projects.

His additional qualifications include:
• Construction Induction Card (White Card)
• Working with Children Check
• Metro Safety & Environmental Induction
• Victorian Level 1 Train Track Safety Awareness
• Safely Access the Rail Corridor

Simon Howe

Heritage & Landscape Consultant

Simon is a consultant arborist and landscape heritage consultant who has worked in the field of landscape management since 1996. With particular expertise in the assessment and management of heritage trees, Simon has worked on many heritage tree assessments and replacement strategies; including heritage tree and landscape assessments for sites of local and state significance for planning applications, planning amendments and Heritage Victoria registrations. Simon has provided numerous Expert Witness Statements together with VCAT representations over the years, and has tertiary qualifications in horticulture and landscape architecture:
• Bachelor of Applied Science (Hort), University of Melbourne
• Grad. Dip. Planning and Design (LArch), University of Melbourne

Other skills include:
• Landscape heritage assessments, conservation analyses, heritage impact assessments and significant tree studies;
• Data collection and GIS mapping for major road, rail, power and water infrastructure projects;
• Impact assessments for Environmental Effects Statements (EES);
• Supervision and certification of construction works;
• Street tree strategies.
Simon is a member of Arboriculture Australia and the International Society of Arboriculture and brings a unique skill set to any project.

Sean Gentry

Consultant & Risk Assessor

Sean is a consultant arborist and has worked in the arboriculture industry since 1996 and obtained his Graduate Certificate of Arboriculture from the University of Melbourne (Burnley) in 2014. Sean has worked in all aspects of the arboriculture industry in the private sector in Canberra, London and Melbourne; including the preparation of vegetation assessments, as well as tree protection and management plans for residential and commercial developments and private residences. Sean is a member of the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation and is a qualified QTRA Practitioner.

His specialities include:
• Tree risk assessments for electricity providers, schools, private and commercial landowners
• Supervision and certification of construction works around trees
• Expert witness statements

Jason Clifford


Jason Clifford has a background in environmental studies before specialising in urban forestry and arboriculture. Jason is an AQF Level VIII qualified arborist and has the following qualifications:
Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture (University of Melbourne)
Master of Environment (University of Melbourne)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Deakin University)

His additional qualifications include:
• i-Tree Masterclass
• Construction Induction Card (White Card)
• Working with Children's Check
• Metro Safety & Environmental Induction
• Victorian Level 1 Train Track Safety Awareness
• Safely Access the Rail Corridor