Adam Robinson Design (ARD) is a landscape design and styling design studio based in Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney.
Our beliefs and practices
- Better garden. Bigger life
- The exterior of a home should be as stylish and welcoming as the interior
- Good design can express the client’s personality seamlessly throughout a home, inside and out
- Through design I can bring life force and revitalising energy to any space
- A garden is a living, interactive and evolving thing, it’s not a static installation
- Garden’s are places of sanctuary and healing – they help restore you
- Having a beautiful exterior space is like having your own private resort at home
Meet The Team
Adam is a master of urban gardening with a passion for working with small spaces, and he relishes the challenge of coming up with clever, innovative design solutions, styling and plant palette ideas to really maximise any metropolitan outdoor space. Adam delights in creating designs that amplify and intensify the lifestyle aspects the space can provide its owners/users. Adam loves to create concise, compact and luxuriously comfortable oases that not only look beautiful and offer their owners a relaxing sanctuary, they are highly functional and often extroverted spaces that really welcome social gatherings, entertaining and fun!
Born in 1983 in Sydney’s North West, Adam grew up in Carlingford. His qualifications are Certificate 3 in Horticulture and Landscaping, Diploma in Horticulture and Landscape Design and a Certificate 3 in Interior Decoration. He has always loved styling and design for as long as he remembers and always knew what his career path would be. Early in his youth Adam discovered his propensity for garden design….a pursuit that has recently resulted in ARD being awarded the 2016 National AIDLM (Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers) award, Best in Category for Rooftop & Balcony Garden Design.
Adam thrives on running his design studio and working with his team on creating beautiful, evocative and functional, urban spaces for his residential clients. The ARD Studio has been growing exponentially over the past five years and Adam is not only designing stunning cityscapes for clients, he also gives workshops on styling, decorating and various other design topics. Adam also enjoys public speaking and has featured on television lifestyle programmes where his design projects have also been prominently showcased. A regular contributor to contemporary lifestyle titles such as Inside Out, Home Beautiful, Real Living, House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia and Homes+, Adam’s expertise and commentary are much sought after.
Landscape Designer and Stylist
In 2012, Josh left a 10 year career as an Advertising Executive, to follow his passion for beautiful gardens and plants. He moved from Brisbane to Sydney to complete the Landscape Design Diploma at the Ryde School of Horticulture and has never looked back.
By the end of 2012, Josh landed a job at Boutique Retail Nursery Garden Life. His time at Garden Life helped cement his love of the Landscaping Industry and exposed him to invaluable plant and design knowledge. It also introduced him to many of his heroes of the industry, including Adam.
In 2014, Josh joined Adam in a part time capacity, splitting his time between Adam Robinson Design, Garden Life and the completion of his Diploma. By 2015, Josh had completed his Diploma and joined Adam in a full time capacity.
While working with Adam, Josh combines the client services skills he developed in his previous career, with the ongoing knowledge constantly learned on a daily basis working in and on ARD’s garden design projects.
Landscape Designer & Stylist
Chanelle has a background in Interior Design and Floristry, but found Landscape Design fed her passion for flowers, plants and styling.
Having studied Landscape Design in Adelaide, Chanelle relocated to Sydney to pursue her career in design and surround herself with like-minded creative designers.
Growing up in Adelaide, Chanelle is used to arid and Mediterranean gardens, this would explain her love for unusual architecturally shaped Cactus and Olive trees.
With a love for creating contemporary designs Chanelle is proud to be a member of the team at Adam Robinson Design.
Architectural Designer & Stylist
Hamish began working part-time at ARD in July of this year. He recently finished his studies in Landscape Architecture at UNSW, where he developed a passion for understanding and designing outdoor spaces, and designing with plants. During his degree, Hamish undertook an exchange semester in Copenhagen, which inspired his undergraduate thesis that investigated how Copenhagen’s entrenched culture of bicycling influences peoples’ use of parks and public spaces.
Throughout his studies, Hamish also worked as a gardener, maintaining a number of sizeable gardens on Sydney’s north shore alongside an experienced horticulturalist. He continues to work in a small number of these gardens, and has also returned to UNSW as a tutor to first year students in the Landscape Architecture program. The subjects he is involved with have a focus on horticulture, ecology, and planting design.
Our Construction Team
Mahony Group is a market leader in the dynamic and exciting landscape industry. With 10 years of experience in all aspects of landscape development, construction and maintenance they provide the complete package for each clientele.