Who We Are
Earth Matters Consulting is a Sydney based landscape design studio delivering landscape design service to architects, developers, residential owners and landscapers.
We interpret the site situation with respect to the architecture, the ambience, the history, the existing vegetation and any feature of significance.
The journey begins with the inception of your dream, translating it into a vision and placing the garden such that it blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.
We work with architects, builders, other consultants and creative teams to present an aesthetically resolved solution which is also functional.
What We Can Do For You
Landscape Design- residential, commercial, multistorey apartment complexes, childcare centres, institutional
Landscape documentation for council approval/DA/CDC/CC
Source quotation from landscapers and other relevant service providers; supervise contractors
Coordinate with landscape contractors to achieve design outcomes with site supervision of plant placement, hardscape/paving installation and such
Arrange for plant supply at wholesale rates
We visit your property to assess the site conditions. The initial meeting is one of the most important aspects of the design process.
At this meeting your desires are expressed, the scope of the project is determined and we explore the potential uses of the garden space. We also discuss the realities of the site and your budget.
We prepare rough sketches combining your vision with our interpretation. Concept stage includes sketch design, plant selection and any proposed sculpture or landscape art.
A fee proposal is prepared outlining the scope of works and the stages of design & documentation.
Detailed Planting Plans are drawn from the concept plan showing all plants selected, pot sizes and quantities. We can offer the option of supplying plants at wholesale prices to clients who wish to save money and undertake the planting process themselves.
We can provide a finishes schedule to document the finishes of the hardscape.
- Landscape maintenance plan- to ensure health & vigour of your new garden.
- Recommendation of landscape contractors to carry out the landscape works.
- A landscape consultation may be purchased as a gift. Enquire about gifting a landscape consultation
Why Choose Us
There is no standardised formula that is applied. Every project is approached and expressed in a specific, deliberate and unique way. We listen, observe and resolve.
Earth Matters Consulting can help you design, re-invigorate, re-define or simply freshen up your garden.
Sandhya has worked as an architect in various countries before settling in Australia and training as a landscape designer.
As an architect, Sandhya worked on projects from institutional, residential to industrial projects, working on design, preparation of technical drawings, site supervision and liaise with various consultants.
As a landscape designer Sandhya has worked on projects across most councils in Sydney.
Sandhya is also committed to therapeutic gardens and is a strong champion of using horticulture for therapy.
In today’s times of compressed time and rushed schedules, there is a tendency to be prescriptive, resulting in homogeneity. At EARTH MATTERS the effort is towards creating unique solutions that maintain and nurture individual identities, irrespective of scale or complexity.
Sandhya is a Landscape Designer with a degree in architecture. She has gained extensive experience working in architectural companies overseas, notably in Singapore before coming to Australia. Sandhya believes she has come full circle by merging the built form with the ‘unbuilt’ and uses her architectural training as a platform to structure the landscape around.
What Our Clients Say
“Sandhya was so helpful throughout our home landscaping project. We live on a tricky sloped property and the end results were magnificent. From the initial planning designs, landscaper recommendations, guidance on local council requirements and follow ups, we couldn’t have asked for more. Again, thank you so much for your work with us Sandhya. We are so pleased with it all”
Brooke & Chris
“We contacted EarthMatters after long months of frustration attempting to find a solution for our heavily-sloped, easement-encumbered backyard which needed to be levelled and made child-friendly. Sandhya came up with a design that was completely different to anything we had seen or considered. The process then became smooth and easy as the builders were able to remain in contact with her for any issues that came up. We are really pleased with the outcome as our yard now has plenty of space for the kids, and for the grown-ups as well. It is both striking in its aesthetic appeal and wonderfully functional. Our backyard is now an asset rather than a hassle. Thanks!”
J.K., North Rocks
Diploma Of Horticulture -Landscape Design (State medal winner)
Member of AILDM (Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers)
Member of Cultivate NSW
Cultivate NSW is the peak body for horticultural therapy in NSW, bringing together everyone who is interested in health and wellness through gardens and natural environments.
Ph: 0439 332 998