From architecture to landscape, ecologically resilient design is at the forefront of Leucadendra.
Situated at the edge of a constructed canal system that wraps into Moreton Bay, the site is a unique meeting point of 3 endemic vegetation groups – freshwater estuary clay wetland, salty coastal grassland, and open eucalypt woodland. To relate to its environment, and ensure the gardens thrive in saline ocean breezes and king tides, we carefully studied local ecology and designed a layered and texturally rich palette of marsh grasses, flowering shrubs, and sprawling coastal groundcovers, softening the boldness of the built architectural form.
Over an 8 year period, our clients meticulously dedicated themselves to developing a home that prioritises climate-passive design – incorporating recycled and locally sourced materials, passive cooling methods and self-sustaining electricity generation. It was paramount that the landscape aligned with and contributed to the principles that underpinned the project. Weeping Melaleuca leucadendra, a tree that thrives in the variable conditions of freshwater ecosystems, anchors the gardens as a symbol of resilience and versatility.
Founded in 2015 from modest beginnings and an intent to do good on the land we live, Green Care Project has grown to be one of the most impactful environmentally conscious landscape firms on Australia’s East Coast.
Early on, we recognised the power that exists within an integrated model. We have progressively built a multidisciplinary organisation that spans across the domains of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Construction, Horticultural Maintenance and Environmental Consultancy. Our highly collaborative approach allows our team to leverage knowledge and decades of experience from each other, ensuring a deep understanding of the landscape process and what’s required to deliver unrivalled results.
Our headquarters based in the heart of Fortitude Valley was established in 2021 with the aspiration of being a naturalistic inner-city studio that fosters creativity and innovation. Our work takes us across the diverse regions of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, a land we’re truly fortunate and grateful to call home.