Cheswick Gardens Melbourne


Cheswick Gardens Melbourne

Garden design & landscape gardening in Melbourne.

Garden design and garden management are skilled, long-term and sensitive processes which develop your garden to it's fullest potential in accordance with your budget and lifestyle.

Since 1992 with our first gardening commissions in Australia at Alan Bonds mansion at 89,Watkins Rd, Dalkeith, Perth for its new owner (Ross Atkins), at Danny Hills Spanish-styled villa at 46 Victoria Avenue Claremont Perth and then at a Fox family residence in Toorak our aim has been to design and manage landscapes (large or small) for discerning individuals with a carefully selected range of plants and materials that, with regular care and attention, will develop into a flourishing garden or an award winning masterpiece.




Friendly, experienced, knowledgable and timely.

Jai Cheswick completed an honours degree in Horticulture at the mecca of U.K horticulture and planting design, Wye College, London University (1984-7).

Following his degree, Jai travelled abroad studying gardens throughout Europe returning to the U.K. to take Landscape Architecture(1989 -92).  

He worked for Bovis Homes, Benfield Homes and RPS Clouston in the UK before emmigrated in 1992.

He is a master gardener, designing, installing and maintaining gardens.

In Australia Jai has maintained, designed and landscaped for over 25yrs nationwide and currently resides in Melbourne.

Of particular interest to Jai are Asian inspired designs featuring natural habitat, patterning, multi-layered use of colour, and symbolic form representations. A cross-section of some of his ‘interesting’ projects are listed below: 

  • Award winning garden MIFGS 2015 'The Urban Temple'
  • The development of a nationwide landscape design pilot, over 2 years, for Bunnings Warehouse.
  • Landscape design consultant for Garden Gurus TV (Melbourne).
  • Management of Fox family gardens, Toorak.
  • Management of landscapes designed by Paul Bangay, John Patrick, Eugene Gilligan, et al.
  • Management of Alan Bond gardens, Perth
  • Designer of concept plans for William Porteous and Rose Hancock at Prix D’Amor, Perth, 1994.
  • Garden columnist for Perth Weekly Magazine 1998-99.
  • Board Member for development of ECLIPS (Environmentally Certified Landscape Industry Professionals) programme at Sustainable Gardening Australia.
  • Member of AILDM (Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers)
  • Member of Landscaping Victoria
  • Appearance in The Aborigine is Present by Robyne Latham in conjunction with the Koorie Heritage Trust.

Garden Design School

Garden Design School

Landscape design & gardening courses to suit everyone.*

Whether you want to gain a foundation in the basics of garden design for your own garden, launch a career in this garden design area or improve your horticultural knowledge we have a course for you.

We run high quality selection of garden design and garden management home study courses for both the enthusiastic home owner and professional.

Unlimited access to highly qualified tutors. Study online, or offline by USB Stick or correspondence. Start anytime !

Our courses have been developed through many years of industry experience and our teaching approach, not limited by government guidelines, allows us to explore and integrate themes of interest to students from all walks of life.

  • You can start at any time.
  • You can study from anywhere in the world.
  • Extensive support given from a large number of tutors.
  • High quality education designed to help you learn valuable industry skills.

* Correspondence online or USB stick.