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Michelle Kossenas

Melbourne, East and South East, Bayside and Mornington Peninsula

I love to create beautiful, immersive gardens that invite people to spend time outdoors surrounded by nature.

When designing outdoor functional areas whether it be for socialisation and entertainment, for rest and relaxation or
simply as a place of refuge, I like to incorporate planting into and around these areas. By doing so, I can create calm,
balanced, liveable spaces that better connect people to nature.

I take a research based approach to designing gardens, layering this research with strong design principles, creativity
and practical solutions to ensure the client brief is met. I also take into account the surrounding architecture and
landscape to ensure the garden has a strong sense of place.

In doing so, I aim to create beautiful, engaging and unique gardens with considered functional spaces that enhance the
owner’s wellbeing and enjoyment of the property.


I recently graduated, with Distinction, from the London College of Garden Design Diploma in planting and construction

Prior to this, I was a Senior Associate at a Melbourne law firm where, amongst other things, I developed my project
management skills, the ability to work to deadlines and deliver work with precise attention to detail.

Following years of legal practice and being a home gardener, I decided to pursue my passion for garden design and
enrolled in the London College of Garden Design Diploma in Melbourne in 2021

Instagram: @gardendesignstudio

Michelle Kossenas – Cambridge Coattage Kew – “Connections”
Michelle Kossenas – A Whiskey Infused Courtyard – Fairfield – Residential
Michelle Kossenas – Eastern Lodge – Mid-Century Modernist Garden – Residential
Michelle Kossenas – Kew House 1 – Re-frame the View on Kew – Residential
Michelle Kossenas – Shoreham House 1 – Bio’philic Design