Proudly servicing Melbourne's eastern suburbs

We eat up gardening.

Here’s a quicky fact: not all landscaping is created equal. In fact, there’s a difference between hard landscaping and soft landscaping services.

As the name suggests, hardscaping refers to the hard stuff related to construction. We’re talking things like bricks, stones, gravel, paving, patios, decks and driveways. They are solid and unchanging.

On the other end of the scale, soft landscaping includes the living horticultural parts of a garden. So a soft landscaping specialist will typically work with plants, flowers, tress, shrubs, suculents or ground covers.

Residential Soft Landscaping

Our highly experienced gardeners across Melbourne specialise in designing creative and well-balanced outdoor spaces that offer a great talking point to your home.

When selling your home

Whether you’re a property manager, real estate agent or homeowner, a detailed soft landscaping plan can certainly drive up a home’s price tag – without paying a fortune for it. This strategy also turns outdoor living zones into relaxing and enjoyale areas that everyone will love.

Our Team

Rob Mackaway (Owner)

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As the visionary behind The Herbivore, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the soft landscaping industry. With a deep passion for creating stunning outdoor spaces, he has built a company dedicated to excellence and client satisfaction. Under Rob’s guidance, The Herbivore continues to lead in crafting extraordinary landscapes.

Nat Kirchhofer

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With five years of experience, Nat Kirchhofer is known for being an incredibly hard worker with a keen eye for detail. His dedication to crafting impeccable soft landscapes is matched only by his tireless work ethic. When Nat is on the job, you can expect nothing short of excellence.

Sam Maxwell

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With six years of experience in soft landscaping, Sam Maxwell brings a can-do attitude to every project. His passion for creating vibrant and sustainable outdoor spaces is evident in his meticulous attention to detail. Clients appreciate his open communication style and commitment to sustainable practices. Choose Sam Maxwell for a dedicated partner in making your outdoor dreams a reality.

Michael Street

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With an impressive 18 years of expertise, Michael Street brings a wealth of experience to The Herbivore team. His outstanding track record in soft landscaping is a testament to his commitment to excellence. Michael’s ability to foster exceptional client relationships sets him apart in the field. His extensive experience ensures that your landscape will flourish under his care

Nassos Tsouris

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Nassos brings seven years of valuable experience to The Herbivore, he excels in communication and meticulous attention to detail. His expertise in coordination and execution significantly contributes to the quality of soft landscaping projects, ensuring seamless and impressive results. Outside of work, Nassos is an avid gardener and enjoys exploring innovative approaches to sustainable landscaping practices.

Max Featherstone

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Max Featherstone is a pleasure to work with, always maintaining a cheerful demeanor while consistently delivering work of the highest standard. His commitment to excellence is evident in every project he undertakes. Max’s positive attitude is a driving force behind the success of our team.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the field, we bring skills and an established reputation. Get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

1300 561 815


We provide our services across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, including:

  • Armadale
  • Balwyn
  • Balwyn North
  • Camberwell
  • Canterbury
  • Deepdene
  • Glen Iris
  • Hawthorn
  • Hawthorn East
  • Kew
  • Kew East
  • Malvern
  • Mont Albert
  • Mont Albert North
  • Prahran
  • Surrey Hills
  • Toorak

Get in touch if you are outside our service locations. We are happy to travel further if required on a case by case basis.

The Herbivore eats up gardening all across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Specialising in soft landscaping, garden makeovers and garden maintenance.

We eat up gardening

Soft Landscaping
Pre-Auction Garden Makeovers
Commercial Soft Landscaping
Landscape Gardener
Garden Maintenance

All Year Round




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