La Muxlow is an award winning landscape designer working on Wurundjeri country, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. She is a self-confessed plant nerd and passionate about thoughtfully balancing the character of the land, the identity of the architecture, and the lifestyles of people who live there. 

Whether designing a contemporary urban garden or formal country acerage, La’s gardens have a reputation as elegant and creative, with a focus on natural materials, low-maintenance but beautiful plantings, and intentional pattern and colour selection.

Services

Offering full garden designs, beautiful planting plans and more..

Landscape Design

Covering the whole block or just a portion of the block, with concept plans & mood boards, plantings plans and even 3D visualisation, this gives you everything you need to put your project build out to tender.

Planting Plans

All the hardscaping is in place and you just need to know what plants will thrive in your garden and embody the style you have in mind. A planting plan will give you a detailed layout of plants that will thrive in your garden and meet your maintenance and style objectives.

Breathtaking gardens 

La’s gardens are designed to help humans feel good whilst growing diverse habitat havens.

Awards

Awarded First place – 2024 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Border Competition

Oasis is designed as a low-maintenance wildlife wonderland, thriving on minimal rainfall and less than one hr of maintenance a month. The design set out to reimagine an arid planting scheme as something altogether softer and sweeter.

Sculptural spiky dense planting is designed to add visual impact and refuge to small birds from noisy minors and other dominant bird species. Water, nesting sites, rock shelves, nectar and berries, all attract in a range of critters from invertebrates to pollinators and small birds. Beautiful to humans and wildlife alike.

First all-female team at Melbourne’s International Flower & Garden Show 2023, wins ‘Best Visual Display’ Award

It’s been an honor to be part of the first all-female team to deliver the beautiful garden ‘A Place For Us’, as featured on Gardening Australia with the very lovely Costa.

A place for us was sponsored by Open gardens Victoria and the brain-child of Plantery’s Emma Sheppard-Simms, built in collaboration with an incredible team of women coming from various backgrounds within the landscaping industry based across Victoria and ACT. We were thrilled to be awarded Best Visual Display Award at the Melbourne Flower Show – a huge achievement.

The garden highlights the need for biodiversity in our gardens showcasing mostly native plants, gabion wall seating, frog ponds and critter homes as well as eye-catching artwork by Clare James exploring biodiversity at the microbiome level.

Frequently asked questions

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 Happy Clients

5/5
  • Ilona Tymms
    When we decided to tackle a redesign of our front yard, it was difficult to know where to start and how to maximise the space. We wanted it to be beautiful and capture all we love about out northern italian heritage. We were absolutely thrilled with the designs La has come up with for us. She is a delight to work with, professional and passionate about what she does. She listened to our ideas and carefully incorporated everything we asked for into the plans as well as creatively surprising us with so many new ideas. We are so looking forward to continuing to work with La in making her fabulous designs come to life! Thanks you!
    Ilona Tymms
    Country Garden, Panton Hill
  • Monica Karst
    I would totally recommend La. She designed my garden late last year and I was just amazed with her ideas, the way she explained it all, and all her beautiful drawings that helped me visualise the end result. The comprehensive, detailed plan drawings in particular really gave me the confidence to go ahead to start building. She helped me pick materials, work with really awkward spaces to make them useful, and to choose plants that were appropriate for young children with minimal maintenance (but still meeting the romantic style I was after). She even helped me choose outdoor furniture, fabrics and exterior colours to get that boho style I wanted. Thanks so much La, the garden is looking amazing already and I’m are so excited to watch it grow!
    Monica Karst
    Family home, Melbourne Inner Suburbs
  • Tracey Maneva
    If i could give this review 10 stars would. I have engaged the services of La Muxlow Gardens and I must say La has been absolutely amazing! She is approachable and very passionate of her craft. She has listened and provided a stunning plan for our front and back garden. Providing practicality with our vision of how we wanted the space used. Nothing is too much trouble and always out to see you with a smile on her face. Thank you so much La! I can't recommend you highly enough!
    Tracey Maneva
    Family Garden, Ivanhoe
  • Jenine
    La has such vision when we asked her to design our garden. We had budget constraints and tricky drainage issues to deal with and La came up with cost effective and simple ideas to remedy, whilst addressing the feng shui principles of house and land. We definitely HIGHLY recommend La.
    Jenine
    Entertainers Garden, Warrandyte
  • Zoe Hodgson
    We are absolutely thrilled with the beautiful garden La has designed for us. La has been so collaborative, responsive and creative in how she got to understand our needs and then provided a design which surpassed our expectations. La listened to our requirements, provided plant options using her expertise of what would work best in our garden and was the perfect mix of creative and knowledgeable. We are excited to commence the construction of our garden and look forward to working with La to complete our dream garden! Thank you La!
    Zoe Hodgson
    Family Garden, Diamond Creek
  • Amy Stancombe
    Once our house build was completed we felt the sloping back garden was largely unusable. A friend who had her garden designed by La, reccomended I have a discussion with her. After speaking with 2 friends who worked with La on their own garden designs (with sloping blocks) we were keen to meet with her in person. She designed us a really usable and pretty garden on a tricky sloping block. I was pleased with the way she maximised space, privacy and light in the design whilst also including space for our children to play. The selection of plants was well considered taking into account asthetics, shade and sunlight. Great for a novice gardener like me! La has a friendly and consultative approach and her designs are just fabulous. I'm very glad I will be able to enjoy my garden after all!
    Amy Stancombe
    Family Garden, Diamond Creek
  • Nicole Johnstone
    La has been a pleasure to work with in creating a concept and design for our front and back yard areas. She is so knowledgeable and has amazing creative vision! My partner and I didn't know where to start with our garden and were slightly apprehensive to engage a designer as we thought it might be over the top for what we were looking for but after a friend recommended La we decided to give it a go and were not disappointed! La listened to what we wanted and was very comprehensive with site visits and making sure she was getting the design just right. Highly recommend reaching out to La and working with her.
    Nicole Johnstone
    Family Garden, Greensborough
  • Cherry and Sinan Demir
    La is a welcoming and lovely person to work with. Her passion and extensive knowledge of her craft was exciting and infectious. She created an oasis for our garden that managed to not only meet all of our requirements but exceed our expectations. La was empathetic to both my husband’s and my individual requests and she was able to integrate them seamlessly. We were so taken by La and trusted her implicitly with our landscaping, that once she finished her design concept, we couldn’t say good bye so we asked that she stay on!
    Cherry and Sinan Demir
    Acerage Landscape Design, Plenty
  • Kelly Mcmaster
    La has honestly blown us away with her creativity for our very unique shaped and sloped block. We didn't think something so beautiful would be possible. She carefully considered and maximised every corner and somehow created multiple zones for us all to enjoy. She understood the brief and quickly got a feel for what we'd like and produced some pretty amazing ideas. We are so thrilled and cant wait to get started and watch it all grow and come together.
    Kelly Mcmaster
    Family Garden, Diamond Creek