About Earth Essence

Earth Essence Landscape design was established by Alex Hawthorne in 2003. The company began in Margaret River, Western Australia by proving a wide range of high-quality landscape designs to an increasingly cosmopolitan rural region, known all over the world for its wonderful wines, forests and beaches. We have recently relocated to Sydney to expand our scope and will continue to produce designs with a unique sense of place. Integrity of design is ensured as the projects can be continued from the initial planning phase, through the site analysis and sketch plans phases to detail design and project management – as required. Alex is a registered landscape architect and has been an associate of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects since 1990.

Key elements of design

The design process is by its very nature, exacting, solution-orientated and ultimately very rewarding.

It is a privilege to work with nature & plants and to help clients realize their goals in a wholistic way.

Certain key elements tend to recur in well-designed spaces, such as :

Harmony within the overall context, innovation with materials, and the beauty & colour of plants


AILA WA 2012 Award for Design Won in collaboration with William James Landscape Architects for Rapids Landing Residential Estate, Margaret River, WA
AILA 1990 Award for Heritage Landscapes Won in collaboration with Geoffrey Britton and Caroline Burke of the Public Works Department of NSW for Rookwood Necropolis, Plan of Management, Lidcombe, NSW

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