Our Services

“Garden making is more than a pastime for a privileged few – it’s a civilising, earth-changing, powerful force for good in the world.” Michael Bates, The New Australian Garden.

With Bates, you get experience, energy and commitment on each and every project, from breaking ground to ongoing fine tuning.

Our range of services take you from your initial garden dreams, to the complete and mature reality, all managed within one dynamic, responsive team.


"Michael Bates is always a pleasure to work with. He combines boundless enthusiasm with a committed approach to getting things done within the inevitable tight time frames. Using Michael always adds an element of fun to the landscape, and everything is done with great gusto!"
Virginia Kerridge, Virginia Kerridge Architect


"Michael and his team always find ways to make things happen, bringing optimism and a sense of adventure to their work."
Sue Barnsley, Barnsley Design

The garden-making process is exhilarating at each step. After the initial design phase, construction is the heavy-lifting stage, where trees, plants and materials are manoeuvred and nudged into position.


“It is a testimony to Bates Landscaping that they maintain many of the substantial gardens they have built well after they are completed.”
Phillip Corben, Corben Architects

It’s not enough to build a beautiful garden and walk away.  Every garden needs experienced stewardship to reach its full potential, and this is where Bates Detail come in.