James Lucas - Managing Director

James Lucas is the quiet, modest brains behind Lucas House and Garden. After gaining his Diploma of Horticulture “from way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth”, James learned his trade both at Poyntons Nursery in Essendon, and at Jenny Smith Gardens in Malvern*, where he worked in garden maintenance and landscaping. James knows this industry inside out and is not afraid of getting his hands dirty; he’s involved in every aspect of the business he loves.

From humble beginnings, with one trusty Hilux and some basic garden tools, James founded the business in 2005 with an unceasing vision to provide Melbourne’s finest quality landscape design and garden maintenance services. Through his dedication and hard work, and unfailing support from his wife and extended family, James has stayed true to his vision and created a thriving business that is a trusted name in premium garden design and maintenance throughout Melbourne’s most beautiful suburbs.

James directs the culture, vision and planning at Lucas House and Garden, but is very much hands-on when it comes to building relationships with clients, suppliers and staff. Though much of his time is spent managing the overall business (and a fabulous team now run each individual part of the business) James still provides input on design, sales, construction, maintenance and fleet and yard management. He is an active and crucial part of the team.

Proud of the culture that has been developed, James loves that his work still brings challenges and opportunities each day. The growth and development of his staff, of the Lucas brand, and of the gardens they create and maintain, are of the utmost importance to James. He has built a company that empowers staff to achieve their career goals, whilst creating beautiful, outdoor spaces for clients to enjoy.

James runs the business with quiet authority, confidence, and the utmost discretion for his clients’ privacy. Lucas House and Garden is proud of its reputation for excellence in all areas of the business and James feels privileged to work with such an outstanding team.

*Jenny Smith Gardens joined forces with Lucas House and Garden in 2016 and is now part of the thriving Lucas business.

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