Angela Maroney
Landscape Design Consultant, Educator - Your Personal Expert

Your garden with the WOW Factor, done your way, with your vision …  and proudly be able to say I did it

With Angela Maroney as your personal expert you can realise your landscape dreams to a professional finish

Hi I'm Angela

Landscape Architect


Get to know Angela Maroney

Learn how Angela Maroney can help you get your garden renovation designed and built – stress free, under budget! Your personal garden reno expert

As a Landscape Architect, I’m passionate about designing landscapes of an exceptional standard, and with the increasing popularity of home-reno reality shows, the possibility for projects going wrong is, quite frankly, alarming.  

This led me to realise that, there wasn’t any help available those of you wishing to embark on a DIY garden renovation project. Especially, with a budget in mind and the desire to achieve your dream – drama free. 

With this in mind, I created Your Landscape Journey, my aim is to provide expert guidance to those of you wishing to do-it-themselves, by offering the following methods:

These options can be tailored to suit the enthusiastic DIYer or owner/builder, wishing to design and manage their landscape renovation.

Tap into my 30 years of experience, as your qualified personal expert:

  • Landscape Architect
  • Horticulturist
  • Structural Landscaper
  • Consulting Arborist
  • Mediation and Conciliation Practitioner
  • Workplace Trainer

Usually, I’ve seen my clients at two stages. One is at the beginning of their landscape journey, and the other is at the end. The question is why would you need a designer at the end? Simply put, because their journey has gone ‘pear-shaped’.

There can be a lot of joy in DIY and owner/builder projects, such as, the satisfaction of realising your vision and the pride of being able to say ‘I did it!’

But why go it alone potentially exposing yourself to regrets, budget blow-outs and the stress of dealing with issues, that, given an expert eye could have been avoided?

The good news is, that you don’t have to … Let me guide you on Your Landscape Journey

Your personal  

In this changing world, it’s never been more important to get your outdoor spaces looking and feeling great!

Sadly, many people when renovating or building, make the mistake of treating their gardens as an after-thought.

When in reality, your outdoor spaces can completely transform the way your home looks and feels.

Whether it be consultation, workshops or on-line training, I can give you the expert’s edge in the following ways:

  • Creating a brief for your project
  • Assessing your landscape site
  • Interpreting legislation
  • Designing your landscape
  • Managing your contractors and your project
  • Negotiating and reviewing contracts
  • Selecting the best plant species for your landscape
  • Design a sustainable garden
  • Design for bushfire prone landscape
  • and much more ….

Check out our E-Resources page to find out more detail about on-line courses we can provide. If there is something you think we should provide, we would love to hear your ideas!

Want to know more?


  • Bachelor Landscape Architecture (UNSW) – Registered Landscape Architect  1191
  • Diploma Arboriculture (Richmond TAFE)
  • TRAQ (ISA) Tree Risk Assessment Qualification – International Society Arborists USA
  • Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Landscape) Ryde
  • Horticulture Certificate (Ryde TAFE)
  • Practitioners Certificate in Mediation & Conciliation – Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training


  • Thesis (undergraduate) UNSW ‘Post Occupancy Evaluation’ – Playgrounds as Case Studies
  • Technical writer – Penguin books ‘Do It Yourself Manual’ – Landscape Section
  • Development of LCA Magazine & educational seminars



“We have recently consulted Angela Maroney of Urban and Rural Design to design a vegetation and management plan for our new house.

Angela thoroughly researched all aspects of this brief including drainage needs, bushfire protection precautions and appropriate plantings. The task was carried out in excellent and painstaking fashion and culminated in an extensive site visit.

What we achieved with Angela’s guidance was a comprehensive and detailed strategy which included some earthworks; tree, shrubs, ground covers and grasses to be planted; garden bed positioning and layout ; planting techniques and maintenance.

Angela has given us an extremely viable and cost effective solution to our landscaping issues and we would unhesitatingly recommend her.” 

Allan & Jennie, Southern Highlands NSW

“Thank you Angela for assisting us in transforming our property from a dry blah to a plethora of colour . Using the plants that you suggested we are able to have amazing colours all year round . Your service and expertise are a matter of constant conversation . You delivered beyond our expectations . Happy to recommend you Angela @your landscape journey.”

Blair Galston NSW

“You listened , you inspired , in investigated , you collaborated … with us . You helped us on our journey . You opened our eyes to the possibilities . We have a ” unique to us “ space we can continue to expand . We are looking forward to enjoying landscape Journey for years to come.”

Kim South Coast NSW”

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