Being outside in nature typically gives our senses a little boost and tends to have a calming effect on us, but not everyone has that desire to get outside.
For landscape designer Michael Bates his mission is to entice people to get out in their gardens.
“It’s about getting people outside; connecting plant to soil and house to garden and people to nature…”
With over thirty years of experience in landscaping, he understands the emotional and physical impact that plants can have on people, including himself.
“For me, it’s about the plants, the potential, how such a small thing can grow up and change a place and make a space.”
With his landscape business, Bates Landscape, he creates these garden spaces that are a direct reflection of the owners. He’ll make suggestions here and there, but ultimately the goal is to allow the homeowner a space where they can showcase what they value.
Bates Landscape has become one of the leading landscape businesses in Sydney and that success can likely be attributed to Michael and his team’s dedication to creating beautiful spaces for their clients.
For more information about Michael, visit the business website.
This episode was filmed by Stefan V-Abdi.