MUD is an award winning landscape design practice based in Newcastle. We transform your external space into a vibrant and functional garden. Perfect for your lifestyle!


MUD creates award winning landscape design

MUD provides landscape design services for residential and commercial projects, with our design philosophy fusing modernism, desert, and coastal elements to create landscape designs that compliment your architecture.

MUD’s landscape design process realises your vision. We collaborate with you providing ideas, inspirations, and trends for consideration. Your feedback is incorporated, and our Landscape Concept Design refined to ensure your perfect garden.

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MUD works with property owners looking to revitalize a run-down space, new home owners seeking to create the garden of their dreams and developers wanting to complement their buildings with an appealing garden outside, or indoors.

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MUD designs large gardens for residential homes, small gardens for terraces and townhouses, micro or indoor gardens for apartments, and sprawling gardens for estates.
Commercial designs include vineyard and winery grounds, hotel courtyards and outdoor dining areas, corporate atrium’s, foyers, mezzanine areas, and sensory gardens for aged care and child friendly gardens for child care centres.

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

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


Better living through landscape design


A collaborative process that realises your vision

Landscape Design Process


MUD will visit the site and discuss your vision for the project, taking your brief.

We conduct an analysis of the site, taking note of all key elements that will have an impact on the design.

We have a general discussion around the potential direction of the design, the goal being to walk away confident that we are on the same page and that the design is heading in the direction you are after.

MUD will bring a number of recent project drawing examples to give you an understanding as to how we present design proposals and what you can expect working with us.

Following, a fee proposal is presented outlining project deliverables and timeframe.

Our standard initial consultation fee applies for this service.

Landscape Design Process


Upon acceptance of the fee proposal MUD will develop your Landscape Concept Design based on your brief. This is where your vision comes to life!

The preparation of your landscape design will take place over two design phases. 1. Preliminary Concept and 2. Landscape Concept Design.

The Preliminary Concept phase is where we communicate the design intent, proposed layout, suggested surfaces, finishes, and planting concepts. Your feedback is then taken into account before we go ahead and prepare your finalised Landscape Concept Design.

Following, any further feedback is incorporated and the Landscape Concept Design is refined until its perfect for yourself, your site and your family.

Landscape Design Process


MUD will present the revised and final Landscape Concept Design in the form of layout or detailed construction plans, including dimensions and levels, along with details of surface, material, plants, fittings, fixtures and lighting.

From here MUD can manage your Development Application (if required) and provide project management services including management of contractors and the day to day construction of your project through to completion and handover,  ensuring you achieve the highest standard of finish.

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

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

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

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

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