Just as each of us is unique and beautiful in their own right, so I believe that your garden should be an expression of your personality and inner beauty. Instead of simply lending you my aesthetic vision, I help you to better define your style, so that your garden becomes extension of yourself.
When designing gardens, I think of spaces and how they work together. The presence of the building is just as important as the presence of plants and trees and influences the scale and sequence of spaces. I work just as much with your brief as with the existing architectural style and the physicality of the space.
My approach is to focus equally so on the function as on the artistic impression and the message you choose for your garden to convey.
My name is Rado Zezulak and I’m a freelance garden designer. My love affair with plants goes back for as long as I remember. My background is in design and engineering and apart from creating beautiful spaces, I have work experience in purchasing and running a freelance bookkeeping business.
Some of my relevant qualifications:
Diploma in Landscape Design – North Ryde TAFE
Certificate III in Landscape Construction – North Ryde TAFE
Masters in Mechanical Engineering – STU in Bratislava, Slovakia
Whatever the scope of your project, from a small backyard to an entire garden, I can help you to visualise your dream space.
Even people with good taste and imagination find it hard to translate the vision from their mind’s eye into an image that could be talked about with their loved ones and eventually communicated to those building the garden.
I relish taking on this challenging task and my aim is to make sure that the design you commission will not only meet your brief, but will also come in the form of accurate technical drawings that will enable your dream garden to be realised.
Here are examples of some of my works.
In this design, I set out to recreate the timeless spirit of the 1920s Bauhaus style. The design tradition that gave us clean lines, open plans, and the credo ‘form follows function’.
Contemporary Australian Garden
Conceived as a sanctuary for a hip young family living in Sydney’s Inner West. This bunch loves their 70s retro-cool look and puts sustainability into practice. Apart from being into upcycling, they share their garden with a rescue dog, chickens, and fish. Where the frontyard expresses the owners’ casual elegance, the backyard is a place for entertainment, adventures, and food growing.
Arts-and-Crafts Style Garden
In this garden renovation, an old Murraya hedge got a makeover haircut and was shaped to create privacy walls for an elegant understated garden room. This design underpins the Arts-and-Crafts character of the house, but lends it a slightly postmodern touch.
If you already have the design you want, but are concerned with choosing the right plants for your garden, I can do the selection and provide you with a detailed planting plans and schedules.
I choose plants that not only look good, but suit given conditions, your lifestyle, and the test of time. Plants are selected against wide range of criteria and my choices are always backed by a sound horticultural knowledge and reputable sources of information.
I also supply plants and install gardens if required.
Development Approval (DA) Submissions
An increasing number of local councils require, as a part of the DA submission, for landscape plans to be prepared by a qualified landscape design professional.
I ensure that all relevant council policies relating to the landscaped areas are addressed and implemented in the design to maximise the success of your DA approval. If you require, I can also liaise with the council on your behalf, attend council meetings, and coordinate with other professionals as required.
Sometimes you might feel very specific about a certain look or a detail and you want to have it just right, but this is not always possible if your builder is not sure what are you asking for and also has to ensure that the result is technically sound and can be built. Having a well thought out design and detailed drawings can ensure that you and your builder can commit to the same vision.
From a detailed construction drawing, it’s just a step away to a Bill of Materials, which helps with a competitive quoting and purchasing.
Some of the services provided:
Landscape design plans
Supply of plants and all soft landscaping works
Development Approval (DA) documentation and coordination
Detailed construction drawings
Technical specifications and schedules
3D virtual walkthroughs and shade analysis
Referring and liaising with other professionals, e.g. builders, arborists, etc.
Feel free to contact me to discuss services you seek into more detail.
Based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Servicing the entire Sydney metropolitan area and the Blue Mountains.