Fleming’s Landscapes collaborated closely with sister company, Fleming’s Nurseries and their team of horticulturalists to protect and enhance the original gardens, trees and plants and bring the heritage garden back to life, while working to install a grand sweeping driveway and surrounding landscape of the newer buildings.
Patience and careful assessment has been at the core of the project at Marnong which will continue to grow and develop over the next decade into a complete new community over 60,000 hectares. Alongside the restored homestead accommodation and restaurant, Marnong will eventually include a production piazza, vineyard, brewery and agribusiness.
Working with a brief of creating a world-class tourism facility, whilst focusing on sustainability and protecting the rich history of the homestead and location, Fleming’s involvement has been integral to setting the scene at this unique new destination.
Working to tight deadlines and around a myriad of construction and restorative workers, Fleming’s team had to be flexible, respectful and swift.
Among the unique set of skills required to bring this landscape project to life included restoring and moving some of the huge existing Phoenix canariensis (Date Palm) trees. While some needed replacements which meant sourcing huge quality specimens to match in with the originals.
The heritage grounds required an in-depth amount of tender care. Replacements needed to be planted in keeping with the original style as well as provide a refreshed and thriving garden suitable for wedding photography and a lasting impression for event guests from the car park to chapel area and restaurant.
Project: Marnong Estate Location: Mickleham, Victoria Landscape Architect: Fleming’s Landscapes Plant Source and Supply: Fleming’s Nurseries Installation and Maintenance: Fleming’s Landscapes Construction: Fleming’s Landscapes