About Meg Geary - founder MG Gardens

Philosophy

To design beautiful gardens that are responsive to each client, their needs, house architecture and surrounding landscape, creating a sense of place and a garden that is unique to each project. My strong background in horticulture results in a rich and textured planting palette, suited for the style of your garden, the site conditions and your lifestyle.

Profile

Meg has had a love of plants ever since she was a child. This love translated into the completion of a Horticultural Degree at Melbourne University, Burnley Campus. This path took her to the retail nursery business, where she worked in nurseries throughout Melbourne, including Gill's Nursery Brighton and Town and Country Gardens Malvern. She has worked in nurseries in Alice Springs and Ireland during her career and has also gained practical experience by suppling specialist garden services.

Meg decided to explore her passion for design, and completed a Cert IV Applied Design at NMIT. This allowed Meg to further hone her extensive horticultural knowledge and apply it to create well considered and beautifully designed gardens.

During her time at NMIT, Meg was a finalist in the Landscaping Victoria Student Design Competition, building her garden 'Out of the Ashes' at the 2013 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. She went on to win the competition and the Don Fleming Student Design Award. She also participated in the AILDM National Student Design Competition, where her design was highly commended. More recently Meg has worked for renowned landscape designer, Paul Bangay, sourcing the plant material for his projects, and with Ian Barker Gardens in the role of planting design and plant procurement.

She has also been working in her own capacity as a designer, building a portfolio of designs and clients. 


We could not rate Meg high enough for her dedication and talent - our garden has been totally transformed into something better than we imagined. We found Meg to be very professional, reliable and really worked in with our vision which made it a really rewarding experience. Thank-you again, we are very grateful
— K & S Ritchie

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