For the past 14 years Lucida Landscapes has been delivering the highest quality sustainable landscaping, design and maintenance services across Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs.

Our founder and principal landscape designer James Pickering holds tertiary qualifications in Horticulture with plant knowledge and sustainable design expertise the envy of many in the industry.

Lucida Landscapes is a full service, landscape design and construction company offering services to Residential and Commercial clients throughout Melbourne. We provide professional horticultural consultancy services as well as a home garden and landscape maintenance services. We offer all aspects of landscaping services within the one business for an integrated and stress free solution, from consultation and design, to full project management and the execution of projects of all sizes.

We listen to you, assess all site conditions, environmental factors and recommend a design and plant selection that will best suit you and your lifestyle. Our scientific approach and horticultural expertise ensure a sustainable solution without compromising on aesthetics meaning your garden will not only look great but remain low maintenance and low cost for many years to come.

Lucida Landscapes prides itself on attention to detail, customer relations, friendly staff and horticultural knowledge.

Contact us today for an obligation free quote and consultation regarding you next landscaping project.


Lucida Landscapes has grown in size every year due to it's fabulous client base. The majority of our clients are found through referral, we meet and exceed the expectations of our existing clients and that translates to referrals, the highest compliment we can receive. Below are a few comments from clients.

The team at Lucida Landscapes were brilliant to work with. Their honesty, patience and hard work when working through the complexity of the job, really helped to keep us informed and involved in the process. Our garden looks fantastic! we couldn't be happier.  - Judy and Michael (North Balwyn)

Throughout now 2 family homes and our business based in Broadmeadows, Lucida Landscapes has not only helped us maintain the gardens and grounds but continually made them better. I expect a lot from anyone to whom I employ and James and his team have delivered with consistent performance through our nearly 10-year relationship. - Carmelo

James Pickering and his staff (trading as Lucida Landscapes) have been involved in landscaping, maintaining and continually improving our property in South Yarra for nearly 15 years. Professionalism, passion and genuine interest are but some of James’ team’s qualities. From landscaping construction tasks such as paving and retaining walls to irrigation installation, Lucida Landscapes has attended to all of these elements with a high quality finish, professionalism and attention to detail. - Michael

James' team of both landscapers and maintenance staff were able to perform the installation of our large scale landscape both on time and to a very high standard. Our garden consists of large sweeping lawns and many wide garden beds over our 2000+ square metre block and the horticultural knowledge and experience displayed was fantastic. We had many tradespeople onsite during this period and felt James and his team were some of the best, delivering a wonderful result.
Since the completion of our renovation mid last year the garden just exploded in its first Spring and by the end of Summer this year looked as though it had been in for three years not less than 1 year. Lucida Landscapes has been maintaining our property for nearly 12 months on a fortnightly basis since. There are possibly nearly 100 different plant species throughout our gardens that require seasonal feeding, pruning and hedging and the high standards have not dropped. The large lawns, while currently dormant, have taken incredibly well and have been kept to a very high standard.
Anyone considering Lucida Landscapes as their potential contractor should do so with great confidence.
- Paul