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LANDSCAPE DESIGN INFORMATION

Welcome to Lucas Design

The Lucas Design team combines expertise and creativity to bring your dream landscape to life. We collaborate closely with our clients to craft bespoke landscapes—thoughtfully designed, functional spaces that complement your lifestyle, seamlessly blending architecture and nature.

The team is committed to delivering exceptional professional service to each client, ensuring the design, construction, and maintenance of gardens that will thrive and bring joy for years to come. With a collective experience of over 60 years in landscape design across the Melbourne Metro and Peninsula areas, we bring a wealth of expertise to every project.

Who We Are

In 2025 Lucas House and Garden will celebrate 20 years in business right here in Melbourne. Established in 2005 By experienced Horticulturalist and designer James Lucas, we have grown to become a full service and one stop provider for all things Landscape and Horticulture.

We have a complete in-house service which enables us to see projects right through from original site consultation, design, permitting and compliance, construction and offer ongoing regular maintenance by skilled and qualified people who love what they do!

Expert Garden Maintenance

Precise Landscape Construction

Bespoke Landscape Design

The Lucas Design Team

Over the course of two decades, the Lucas Design Team has crafted hundreds of exceptional and distinctive landscape designs.

Our skilled and talented team enthusiastically embrace a wide range of design challenges and briefs. With experience spanning from inner-city dwellings to suburban residences and expansive rural estates, we’re adept at crafting gardens and landscapes at any scale.

Our Head of Design Kate Pospisil Jones brings a wealth of experience drawn from over 20 years working in landscape architecture and design. She has worked in a diverse range of landscape settings including residential, commercial, open space and innovative sustainability projects. Kate is a registered Landscape Architect with AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects)

To read more about the Lucas House and Garden design team, please link to Our Team Bio’s here.

The Design Process

  • Get in touch with us by phone, email, or right here
  • We will have an initial conversation with you to gather information about what you’re looking to achieve in your landscape and may ask you to fill out a questionnaire to gain additional information
  • From here we can book a complimentary and obligation free design consultation at your site
  • An initial onsite consultation between yourselves and one or more members of our design team that allows us to define the scope, brief and budget of the project
  • The consultation usually involves a walk around the site and an opportunity for us to talk through what you are looking to achieve and note some of the design opportunities unique to you!
  • Following the design consultation we will provide you with our Design Fee Proposal which includes a description of the design scope and a detailed schedule of fees
  • Once engaged we will return to your property and conduct a full analysis – taking measurements and levels as well photos and videos.
  • Often professional surveys are required to provide a base for the design
  • Following the site analysis, we explore ideas and alternatives that respond to your design brief
  • A scaled concept design is developed within the design team with notes and rich visual details to describe the landscape design
  • Plant and material palettes are included at this stage
  • The concept plans are discussed in-person at a second consultation
  • following the consultation, modifications are made to finalise the concept plans

 
  • The concept plan is then converted into the master plan, incorporating any changes as requested to the concept plans
  • Master plans include construction details (working drawings), a complete planting plan and where necessary a lighting plan
  • The master plans provide details required for landscape quoting and construction and you can send these plans out-to-tender with other contractors if desired
  • The master plan is presented in-person at a final consultation
  • Utilising the latest in 3D design software, we create a detailed 3D model of the landscape design. These are presented in visually striking electronic drawings that fully capture and reveal the design intent
  • 3D presentations may include a fly-through video option for clients who require an immersive tour of their future landscape
  • Get in touch with us by phone, email, or right here 
  • We will have an initial conversation with you to gather information about what you’re looking to achieve in your landscape and may ask you to fill out a questionnaire to gain additional information
  • From here we can book a complimentary and obligation free design consultation at your site
  • An initial onsite consultation between yourselves and one or more members of our design team that allows us to define the scope, brief and budget of the project
  • The consultation usually involves a walk around the site and an opportunity for us to talk through what you are looking to achieve and note some of the design opportunities unique to you!
  • Following the design consultation we will provide you with our Design Fee Proposal which includes a description of the design scope and a detailed schedule of fees
  • Once engaged we will return to your property and conduct a full analysis – taking measurements and levels as well photos and videos.
  • Often professional surveys are required to provide a base for the design
  • Following the site analysis, we explore ideas and alternatives that respond to your design brief
  • A scaled concept design is developed within the design team with notes and rich visual details to describe the landscape design
  • Plant and material palettes are included at this stage
  • The concept plans are discussed in-person at a second consultation
  • following the consultation, modifications are made to finalise the concept plans
  • The concept plan is then converted into the master plan, incorporating any changes as requested to the concept plans
  • Master plans include construction details (working drawings), a complete planting plan and where necessary a lighting plan
  • The master plans provide details required for landscape quoting and construction and you can send these plans out-to-tender with other contractors if desired
  • The master plan is presented in-person at a final consultation
  • Utilising the latest in 3D design software, we create a detailed 3D model of the landscape design. These are presented in visually striking electronic drawings that fully capture and reveal the design intent
  • 3D presentations may include a fly-through video option for clients who require an immersive tour of their future landscape

Design Packages

We offer a range of design packages tailored to suit the varying needs of our clients. We recommend a design package to best suit your needs in the Landscape Design Proposal.

Our design packages:

CONCEPT PLAN PACKAGE

This package includes a concept plan and illustrative plant and materials palette.

A preliminary opinion of costs is included in this package.

The package does not include details required for landscape quotation and construction.

MASTER PLAN PACKAGE

Our most popular package, this package builds on the concept plan package.

It includes detailed planting and lighting design and design details to produce a master plan for quotation and construction.

PREMIER PACKAGE

Our premium offering includes the master plan package plus 3D renders of the design and pot and furniture styling.

Everything you need to fully realise and appreciate your new landscape! – Add this text to premier package box.

DESIGN PACKAGE OUTLINE CONCEPT
PLAN
MASTER
PLAN
PREMIER
PACKAGE
ONSITE CONSULTATION
SITE SURVEY AND ANALYSIS
LANDSCAPE CONCEPT PLAN
(Including 2 revisions)
MATERIAL PALETTE
PLANT PALETTE WITH PLANT IMAGES
OPINION OF PROBABLE COSTS
DETAILED PLANTING PLAN
DETAILED PLANTING SCHEDULE
SET OUT AND LEVEL PLANS
DESIGN DETAILS - SECTIONS & ELEVATIONS
LIGHTING DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION
POT AND FURNITURE STYLING
3D RENDERS

Let’s Get Started!

The road to your dream landscape starts here and our team would love to get the ball rolling on your project.

Contact us to book your free consultation

If you have already booked your consultation then it’s a great time to complete our design questionnaire by opening the below link to get started.