About Earth Essence
Earth Essence is a creative, landscape design studio established by Alex Hawthorne and is located in the Pittwater/Northern Beaches area of Sydney. My approach is wholistic and intuitive, because I find that taking time to tune in at the beginning of each project simplifies the design process and results in a garden that blends seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Integrity of design is ensured as the projects can be continued from the initial planning phase, through to lodging plans with Council at the DA and CC stages and to project management of the construction – as required. Alex Hawthorne is an experienced, award winning, registered landscape architect who has had the privilege of working on many residential projects, public parks and playgrounds, in the city and country areas on both the East and West coasts of Australia.
Key elements of design
The design process is about exploring options to solve problems, and ideally coming up with an elegantly simple, cost-effective plan.
I enjoy helping my clients realize their goals with an easy to care for and sustainable design.
Certain key elements tend to recur in well-designed spaces, such as :