We Are

Sustainable and Engaging Landscape Architects and Designers

Jeavons Landscape Architects design and advocate for sustainable and engaging educational and recreational landscapes for people of all ages and abilities.

Our services include landscape/ play area master plans, feasibility studies, concept and design documentation, planting design and horticulture as well as Project management and contract administration. We also specialise in consultation and engagement and the preparation of play space strategies using our extensive knowledge of play provision across whole municipalities.

Jeavons Landscape Architects have years of experience in landscape design. We specialise in landscape concept design for a variety of settings including public parks, learning centers, playgrounds, kinder gardens, play areas, and all kinds of educational landscapes.

THOUGHTFUL

Public Parks, Playgrounds, Schools, Kindergartens and Community Centers Landscape Designs

We are play specialists and are up to date with safety standards and policies for community playgrounds, schools, kindergartens and community centers. Our director Mary Jeavons represents Play Australia on the Standards Australia Committee for playgrounds and playground equipment.

PLAYFUL

Award-winning Landscape Architecture Services

We understand the importance of the outdoor environment and its significance to child development and the well-being of people of all ages. Our award-winning landscape designs for play environments, sensory gardens, water-sensitive designs and ecological restoration reflect this.

ENGAGING

What We Do

Projects

Our Team

MARY JEAVONS FOUNDING DIRECTOR

BAppSc (Ecology/Geography) Canberra College of Advanced Education
MLArch, University of Melbourne

Fellow, Registered Landscape Architect, AILA

Member of: Play Australia (Life), Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA)x, International Play Association (IPA), Assoc. of Consultants in Access, Australia (ACAA), Australian Standard Committee on Playground Safety

Mary Jeavons is a Registered Landscape Architect and a Fellow of the Institute of Landscape Architects, with over 30 years’ experience.
As the Founding Director of Jeavons Landscape Architects, Mary provides leadership to a team with a core of expertise in landscape architecture applied to public settings of all kinds, and in particular to children’s spaces.

Her fields of interest and experience include the design of public parks, play spaces, school grounds, early childhood and early intervention centres, therapeutic environments and play strategies for whole municipalities. Mary has a particular interest in inclusive, accessible design, has written and presented extensively on this topic, and sits on a Play Australia Reference group on inclusive play space design.

 

BRUCE GRILLMEIER OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

B. Industrial Design – The University of Newcastle
Dip. Management – VECCI

Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in the playground industry. Bruce is a Director and senior designer at Jeavons Landscape Architects.

He has a range of skills, combining his experience in project management and documentation with a high level of ability in computer aided drafting.  Bruce is experienced in producing playground concept plans, documentation of complex playgrounds and designs for individual components, and brings to this position his well developed artistic talents in sculpture and drawing.  He has a thorough knowledge of the Australian Standards for playground and accessible design.

Bruce is skilled in working with both small and large client groups, committees and individuals to develop thoughts and ideas into workable concepts. He also has wide-ranging experience working with other professionals (architects, engineers, artists, council etc).

LEONG KHOO ASSOCIATE

BApp Sc (Landscape Architecture), RMIT University

Leong has been with the Jeavons Team for the past 14 years and has 20 years working in the landscape architecture profession.

Leong’s versatility and wealth of experience allow him to work effortlessly on different project of varying scales; from small pocket parks, regional playgrounds to large scale Master Plans. He always brings a creative, functional and value for money approach to his designs.

 

 

ANNE FOWLER ASSOCIATE

BA (Fine Art) RMIT
AssocDipAppSci (Horticulture) Burnley University of Melbourne
MLArch University of Melbourne

Registered Landscape Architect AILA

Anne’s role is in the delivery of a diverse range of landscape projects – from master planning to detailed design projects.  Anne has extensive experience in managing the process through inception, consultation and collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and project management. Anne believes it is incumbent on the team to gain an understanding of the aspirations of the client, the brief and the budget and to identify the needs and opportunities of each unique site and project.

Art, plants and planting design are a core interest of Anne’s, structured around built and planted materials selected for their robust and durable qualities; plant selection that is suitable to the site conditions and embodies intangible qualities of joy and beauty.

CHARLES BELLAMY SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Dip. Arch. Design & Tech., TAFE
BLArch. (hons), UWA
Cert. Business Management, Australian Institute of Business

Charles is a registered Landscape Architect with over 20 years’ experience in the design industry. As a Senior Landscape Architect at Jeavons, Charles will undertake the design and documentation of active spaces.

Charles has a diverse skill set, covering master planning, concept design and design development with a keen eye for detail and construction logistics thanks to career beginnings as a bricklayer.

Charles also has a particular interest in sports and recreation, engaging with the urban realm and nature-based spaces.

 

AMBER BELL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Design (Landscape Architecture), RMIT University
Urban & Regional Planning, RMIT University

Professional Memberships
WIDAC Victorian Committee Member

Amber joined Jeavons in 2021 with 5 years’ experience working as a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer. She has a variety of skills including design and documentation from master planning through to construction as well as project management.

Amber has a background in a wide range of projects including schools, public open spaces, regeneration works and residential developments, Amber enjoys projects that are challenging and encompass multiple functions and uses that reflect the needs of a specific community.

GRACE HONG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

B. Environment (Architecture), University of Melbourne 2014
MLArch, RMIT 2017

Grace joined Jeavons in 2018. She has previously worked in architectural offices and is experienced in preparing presentations and documentation drawings.

Grace is interested in designing schools, kindergartens, early childhood centres and master plans. She is able to prepare designs and documentation packages through a systematic approach. Her studies in Horticulture and Architecture allow her to bring a different insight to designing landscapes.

BREE ELLETT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design), RMIT 2013
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Melbourne (2021)

Bree joined Jeavons in 2020 while undertaking her Master of Landscape Architecture. With previous experience working in design studios, Bree’s skillset allows her to work across design, presentations, reports, design quality, and project management.

At Jeavons, her practice includes consultation, master planning, concept design, drafting, design renders, and documentation, all underpinned by a keen interest in graphic presentation. This works extends across projects including schools, early learning centres, public parks, and play spaces.

GEORGE MARANTOS DOCUMENTER / BIM MODELLER

AdvDip Building Design, Melbourne Polytechnic 2017
Cert IV, Building and Construction, Melbourne Polytechnic 2017
Cert BIM Management, A2K 2022

George joined Jeavons in 2017 and is an experienced Architectural Draftsman with a history of working in the architecture and building design industry. He has a variety of skills including in depth knowledge of ArchiCAD and Vectorworks, as well as experience in Sales, Creative Concept Design, and Landscape Documentation.

George previously served as an apprentice in the building industry and applies his acquired knowledge to preparing detail drawings.  He has a good eye for detail and for presentation drawings.

LISA ABATE FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR

AdvDip Accounting

Lisa has worked in customer service for over 25 years, in industries as wide ranging as manufacturing, tertiary education and retail. Her personal interest in gardens attracted her initially to Jeavons Landscape Architects, where she has provided administrative support to staff and clients for over 15 years.

Lisa is trained in XERO, bookkeeping and business administration. She manages Jeavons accounts and financial affairs, invoicing, reporting and client liaison.

MELODIE THOMPSON OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

Mel joined the Jeavons team in mid-2022 after working with high profile architecture practices in Melbourne and Central Victoria for the last 20 years.

Initially from a hospitality background, she has worked in large architecture practices in a variety of roles including corporate hospitality, product library management, reception, general admin and personal assistant to directors.  Her administrative support skills have been honed for the design industry and she is keen to continue this with Jeavons Landscape Architects.  Mel will work with Directors and staff to ensure the smooth day to day operation of the practice.

DANIEL BROCK LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE INTERN

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education), RMIT University
Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design, RMIT University
Master of Landscape Architecture, RMIT University (currently studying)

Daniel joined Jeavons in 2022 while studying his Master of Landscape Architecture. He has previous experience working in a wholesale plant nursery, teaching, and labouring as a landscaper.

He has developed a broad skillset whilst studying, able to prepare drawings using Autocad, Rhino, Vectorworks and Adobe creative suite. Developing strong communication skills from his time as a teacher and building horticultural knowledge through the nursery.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

2020

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects with Gardiner Architects, Naturform & Nillumbik Shire Council
Category:
3C Public Playspaces - $1M-$3M
Project:
Eltham North Adventure Playground
Client:
Nillumbik Shire Council
2019

LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AUSTRALASIA AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Commended - Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Ivanhoe East Primary School Landscape
Client:
Ivanhoe East Primary School

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, VIC/TAS REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Nillumbik Shire Council with Gardiner Architects, Jeavons Landscape Architects & Naturform
Category:
Joint Winner - Playspace Award (>$0.5M)
Project:
Eltham North Adventure Playground
Client:
Nillumbik Shire Council

VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Recipient:
Gardiner Architects with Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Commended - Sustainable Architecture
Project:
Eltham North Adventure Playground
Client:
Nillumbik Shire Council
2018

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Commended - Public Playspaces Category C >$1M
Project:
Community Bank Adventure Playground, Wallan, VIC
Client:
Mitchell Shire Council
2017

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, VIC/TAS REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Playspace Award (>$0.5M)
Project:
Wallan Community Bank Adventure Playground
Client:
Mitchell Shire Council

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, WA REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Park of the Year Award
Project:
Kwinana Adventure Playground
Client:
City of Kwinana, Western Australia

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, WA REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Playspace Award (>$5M)
Project:
Kwinana Adventure Playground
Client:
City of Kwinana, Western Australia

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA AWARD, WA REGIONAL AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Best Community Program Award
Project:
Kwinana Adventure Playground
Client:
City of Kwinana, Western Australia
2016

ASSOCIATION FOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, VICTORIAN CHAPTER

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Educational Facility Planning Award, Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Marnebek School Sensory Garden
Client:
Marnebek School Cranbourne, Victoria

ASSOCIATION FOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, AUSTRALASIA REGION

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Educational Facility Planning Award (Commendation), Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Eltham College Junior School Outdoor Playspace
Client:
Eltham College, Victoria
2015

CEFPI AWARD, AUSTRALASIA REGION

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects in collaboration with Kneeler Design
Category:
Educational Facilities Awards - Educational Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Horsham Special School - Sensory Garden
Client:
Horsham Special Development School, Victoria
2014

CEFPI AWARD, AUSTRALASIA REGION

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Category 4 Renovation / Modernisation Under $2M
Project:
Glenallen School Primary Play Space
Client:
Glenallen School, Victoria

CEFPI AWARD, VICTORIAN CHAPTER

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects in collaboration with Kneeler Design
Category:
Awards for Outstanding School Facilities - Educational Landscape / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Horsham Special School - Sensory Garden
Client:
Horsham Special Development School, Victoria

PLAY AUSTRALIA

Recipient:
Mary Jeavons
Inaugural recipient of the Joan Matheson Distinguished Service Award

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category A
Project:
Merri Park Playground Project
Client:
City of Darebin

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category A
Project:
Merri Park Playground Project
Client:
City of Darebin

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category B
Project:
Bollygum Adventure Playground Project
Client:
Bollygum Park Reserve Committee of Management, Murrindindi Shire Council

KIDSAFE NATIONAL PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Public Playspaces - Category C
Project:
Melbourne Zoo Growing Wild Project
Client:
Melbourne Zoo
2013

CEFPI AWARD, VICTORIAN CHAPTER

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects in collaboration with Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects and Arterial Design
Category:
Landscaping / Outdoor Learning Area
Project:
Growing Wild at Melbourne Zoo
Client:
Melbourne Zoo
2012

AILA NATIONAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects.
Category:
Design
Project:
Clifton Hill Railway Project Landscape
Client:
Department of Transport (Victoria)

BPN SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Project:
Clifton Hill Rail Project Landscape
Client:
Department of Transport (Victoria)
2011

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA PLAYSPACE AWARD

Recipient:
City of Kingston & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Bicentennial Park Playground
Client:
City of Kingston

AILA VICTORIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Recipient:
AILA VICTORIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD
Category:
Urban Design
Project:
Clifton Hill Railway Project Landscape
Client:
Department of Transport (Victoria)

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA NATIONAL WINNER

Recipient:
City of Kingston & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Bicentennial Park Playground
Client:
City of Kingston
2010

AILA VICTORIA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Design (Playgrounds)
Project:
Ardeer Community Group & Playground
Client:
Ardeer Community Group & City of Brimbank
2009

AILA VICTORIA PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR PLAYGROUND DESIGN

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Stud Park Playground
Client:
City of Knox

PRAV/PLA PLAYSPACE DESIGN AWARD FOR THE STUD PARK PLAYGROUND

Recipient:
Knox City Council & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Stud Park Playground
Client:
City of Knox
2007

ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE IN THE SOUTH EAST AWARDS

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Best Public Open Space
Project:
Mt Martha Eco Playground
Client:
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLAYGROUNDS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA (PRAV)

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Excellence in Design Award.
Project:
Warragul & District Specialist School Sensory Courtyard Playspace
Client:
Warragul & District Specialist School
2005

AILA VICTORIA PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR PLAYGROUND DESIGN

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Aurora School Landscaping
Client:
Aurora School
2004

PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA IN CONJUNCTION WITH PLAYGROUNDS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA (PRAV)

Recipient:
Jeavons Landscape Architects
Category:
Accessibility in Playgrounds Design
Project:
Belmore School
Client:
Belmore School
2001

AILA VICTORIAN AND TASMANIA CHAPTER AWARD OF MERIT FOR OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION

Recipient:
Taylor Cullity Lethlean & Jeavons Landscape Architects
Project:
Carlton Gardens Playground
Client:
City of Melbourne
COVID 19 Strategy Update

In order to protect our team members, clients, family members and other immediate contacts, Jeavons is implementing a preventative strategy in order to continue to work effectively for our clients while  avoiding direct person-to-person contact.

We will continue to monitor advice from State and Federal authorities and will act accordingly.

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St Paul's College, Balwyn
2019 Learning Environment Awards

Landscape Design at the 2019 Outstanding Learning Environment Awards Vic/Tas

The Vic/Tas Chapter of Learning Environments Australasia announced the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Learning Environment Awards on Friday 18 October. Jeavons had the pleasure of being involved in the landscape design of winning projects. We value the work we do within the Education sector, designing outdoor spaces for schools across Australia.

 

St Anne’s College Kiala –

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Nature Play in Schools Seminar

Planning Outdoor Environments in Schools

Nature Play in Schools

A One Day Seminar – Friday 3rd May 2019

A forum for discussion and information, in a lovely venue and with great food:

  • the role and value of outdoor play at school
  • practical design for play, learning and landscape
  • gardens for wellbeing in schools
  • the importance of movement and physical activity in schools

Venue –

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Commended at Kidsafe National Awards – The Community Bank Adventure Playground, Wallan

The Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards are held every 2 years to recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces across Australia.

The Community Bank Adventure Playground in Wallan designed by our industry experienced architects received a Commendation in the Public Playspaces Category for projects over $1mil.  We congratulate Fiona Robbé of Architects of Arcadia whose design for the Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space was the winner in this category,

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Sovereign Hill Playground Opening

The Sovereign Hill Playground was opened yesterday creating great excitement for visiting school children. The thematic playspace has been designed to cater for users of all abilities. It interprets the journey of prospectors arriving in Australia on a tall ship and moving luggage/passengers overland on a rocking horse coach. There is a water play area to represent traditional mining methods predating the arrival of mining technology, which is then represented by the poppethead. The township and sculptures capture the final progression of prospectors establishing a town with grocery stores,

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Bruce Grillmeier Co-Directorship Announcement

We are proud to announce that Bruce Grillmeier will become a co-director of Jeavons Landscape Architects. Bruce has worked at Jeavons for 17 years and is well known to our clients and colleagues. Mary and Bruce have worked in these roles for the past few years and now this partnership has been formalised. The new business structure creates a stable and sustainable future for Jeavons Landscape Architects.

We recently celebrated 30 years in business and can look forward to many more celebrations in the future.

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