About Earth Essence

Earth Essence was established by Alex Hawthorne in 2003, to provide high-quality landscape designs which are functional, easy to look after and sensitive to their environment. My aim is to combine my skills as a landscape architect with an intuitive approach to the energy in the landscape to create solutions which have 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 Рas 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 engaging, diverse, solution-orientated and very rewarding.

It is a privilege to work with nature and to help clients realize their goals with a sustainable design.

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

Harmony with the surrounding environment, innovative use of materials and interesting planting that provides interest throughout the seasons.


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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