MUD creates multi-award winning landscape design. We transform your external space into a vibrant and functional garden, perfect for your lifestyle.
MUD’s innovative approach honours your natural environment and compliments your architecture, improving the value of your property.

Throughout the journey, from Initial Onsite Consultation and presentation of Landscape Concept Design to construction, completion and handover MUD can manage your project, ensuring you achieve the highest standard of finish.

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Getting your Development Application (DA) over the line can be the most challenging part of the process.  MUD has the experience to successfully navigate the local council development approval process on your behalf.

MUD also transforms public space into engaging community places. If you have a vacant building, empty lot or other under performing community asset that’s become a liability then MUD can help you transform this into a community and cultural asset.

The process begins with an onsite consultation so book yours today.


Better living through landscape design


Mark Tisdell founded MUD in 2015 with a commitment to creating vibrant and functional landscape design that improves lifestyle whilst also honoring the surrounding environment, and complimenting the residential or commercial architecture.

At MUD several landscape design architects work under Mark, who remains intimate with each project and responsible for overall creative direction. Past projects range in scale from suburban residences and tight inner city terraces to expansive Hunter Valley estates, hotels, wineries, restaurants, aged care establishments and child care centres.

Mark has been designing and creating compelling landscapes since 2011 when he commenced his career with a market leading multinational award winning landscape architecture practice renown for authentic, progressive design excellence. This organisation received numerous national and international industry awards and has been featured in books, publications, and television programs.

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Mark Tisdell MUD

Mark grew up on the east coast of Australia, from a young age exploring its national parks and beaches. From here grew a deep love for our coastal waterways, understanding of seasonality and appreciation of the local natural environment, flora and fauna. This is evident in his design philosophy which fuses modernism, desert and coastal elements to create engaging and functional external spaces for clients.

In 2016 Mark was honoured to accept an Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) national landscape design award, accepting the tightly contested Pro Bono ‘Best in category’ & ‘Gold award’ for the Darby Street Community Garden.

Mark Tisdell holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Newcastle. He is also on the board of directors and president of The Roost, a community working space home to around 25 businesses. He has a regular yoga practice and enjoys surfing on the weekends.


MUD is committed to delivering award winning landscape design that improves your lifestyle. We honour the environment, compliment architecture, and increase property value. As a conscious company MUD benefits our clients, employees, and communities – inspiring others to do the same. 

Mark Tisdell surprised and delighted us with his innovative design.  Consultations with Mark have been comfortable and he was always willing to discuss any of our reservations, queries and suggestions.

R Z Cerny, The Hill, Newcastle Residence

Mark Tisdell from MUD nailed it with the first design concept! And was able to bring this to life with detailed plans that enabled us to get a better idea of how it would look when finished.

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

I found Mark to be very courteous, polite, punctual and easy to work with. Mark provides a very high level of service and my garden is now an area that I can sit in, relax and enjoy.

M Ashton, Merewether Residence

We are loving our new garden and shed! Mark Tisdell from MUD was very accommodating, easy to work with, and listened to our design aims.

M E Toh, Merewether Residence

I would highly recommend MUD design and also Modern Edge Landscaping (Liam) who brought the design to life.

R Dorman, The Junction Residence

Mark gave us a very good idea of where to put things for each area. Implementing is easy – we just needed the ideas. With Mark’s help we got the proportions and balance right.

K Waeger, New Freugh Park Residence

Meeting times were easy to arrange, plans were delivered as promised and his relationship with Aaron has certainly made the project uncomplicated to manage.

R Z Cerny, The Hill, Newcastle Residence

The level of service was great, Mark was available to answer the many questions we had regarding plant and materials along the way.

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

I couldn’t be any happier with the transformation. It has exceeded all my expectations!

M Ashton, Merewether Residence

We were very satisfied with MUD’s design process. Mark was willing to re design any detail until we were completely happy.

M E Toh, Merewether Residence

Professional and friendly service. Mark and his team listened to our needs and created a landscaping design for our new home that exceeded our expectations.

R Dorman, The Junction Residence

The garden, while a work in progress, is dramatically different and is already a joy to view. We are looking forward to seeing it mature!

R Z Cerny, The Hill, Newcastle

This project changed the way our home and interior exterior living works. With a beautiful outlook from every angle and entertaining options for not just summer, but winter as well. We couldn’t be happier with the result!

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

I would highly recommend Mark Tisdell to anyone in need of a Landscape Architect.

M Ashton, Merewether Residence

Mark was flexible with meeting times, and comprehensive in resourcing materials and services for our building and gardening work.

M E Toh, Merewether Residence

I have already recommended Mark from MUD to a few friends!

S Campbell, Kotara Residence

We now have a wonderful and inviting garden and living area where we previously did not use the existing space!

M E Toh, Merewether Residence