garden connect, a garden studio

Welcome to Garden Connect a garden studio based in Perth Western Australia owned and operated by Mel. Garden Connect is a unique  store where you can purchase; custom designs, kokedama and pre-made pots & containers. At Garden Connect Mel is a horticulturist & landscape designer and is passionate about finding and growing plants.  In addition to the store Mel brings a plant design service for the inside of your home or workplace that will bring the outside in or a outside garden design that will connect you with the garden space to be enjoyed with family and friends.  Mel extends her knowledge to Garden Connect with water wise garden solutions and is able to project manage your design project. Mel is an expert in getting to know you, your locality and your environment, and will build that awareness into your design.

Garden Connects mission is to inspire and bring nature into your life. 



Mel’s Story

I am Melissa, a mother of three grown children, a wife to Mark and lover of plants. When I was 40, I quit my stressful career to pursue my adoration of gardening. It changed my life. I studied Horticulture at Murdoch TAFE and received my Diploma of Landscape Design. I have worked for myself and also at a family owned and operated garden nursery in the foothills of Perth.  I am constantly amazed how plants change to suit their environment and thrive to be seen; how a flower has decided that today is the day to show off its beauty and in the new day the roses have aphids all over them and the yesterday the aphids where nowhere to be seen.  I am dedicated horticulturist that will select the right plant for the conditions it is intended with promoting and supporting good landscaping practice.