DESIGNS IN LANDSCAPING
Paal Grant Designs in Landscaping is a multi-award winning company, who have been transforming contemporary garden design for the past two decades. Paal’s highly considered designs reflect an artistic approach, drawing on his fine arts and design background, incorporating outdoor art, sculpture, custom furniture and furnishings into each project. The gardens created by the team at Paal Grant Designs in Landscaping are as much a work of art as a functional and inviting space. Gardens that complement and complete your home, foster connections to your natural surroundings and to one another.
Together with wife Carmen, and brothers Mayhew and Peregrine, the family run business is regarded as a leader in Australian landscape design.
The scope of gardens developed by the team has been vast: from designing and constructing luxury rooftop and balcony gardens, to ambitious show gardens and large scale residential projects, both in Australia and internationally. Gardens created by the team enjoy regular covers and features in Australia’s top landscaping and lifestyle magazines.
Establishing his design company over 20 years ago, Paal's background in fine arts, and as a former Head of Sculpture at Wesley College in Melbourne, has shaped his passion for pushing design boundaries. Paal personally designs and project manages every garden, and is driven by the belief that strong design principles enhance a functional outdoor living space.
Leading the team with his strong vision, Paal has achieved phenomenal success with his multi award winning company in Australia and around the world. With the natural world as his inspiration, he believes passionately in designing innovative, and sustainable gardens. Whether Paal is tending to his beloved bottle tree plantation, or nurturing his three growing boys, Paal applies his boundless energy and zest for life to each and every project.
DIRECTOR & OUTDOOR STYLIST
Carmen Grant has been styling award winning gardens that families love for over a decade. Carmen's design focused approach, passion, and attention to detail drives her commitment to bringing people together. Sourcing furniture, soft furnishings and ceramics to complement and complete the entire project, Carmen holds a strong belief in supporting local creatives.
With a passion for mindfulness, Carmen believes in the benefits of surrounding oneself with an inspiring, aesthetically beautiful environment.
A mother of three busy boys, pinot gris enthusiast and supreme multi-tasker Carmen also manages the business' marketing and social communities.
Mayhew is a self confessed tinkerer, perfectionist and task finisher! As our right-hand man, he loves the challenges his role presents him: from constructing and managing small residential gardens, to large scale rooftop and commercial projects. His passion for timber, and skills in furniture design, also see him create quality custom furniture for our projects. Mayhew is a qualified bricklayer, and has received industry awards in recognition of his work. With 13 years landscaping experience, his professional approach and calm disposition in executing projects is highly respected by his colleagues and clients alike. As a qualified personal trainer, yoga enthusiast and Dad to fur-baby Sully, Mayhew ensures his fitness and health are given priority to support the physical nature of his role.
An avid snowboarder, keen beer brewer and hands on learner. Pere joins our team after extensive travel overseas. With a great appreciation for design and the natural world, Pere is inspired and driven by the transformative process that landscaping has on a space.
Motivated by a desire to create a greener Earth, Darcy completed her Certificate IV in Horticulture, which ignited her passion for plants and garden construction. By day Darcy is a highly valued member of our team, but by night she mixes it up as a DJ.