Our experienced team of landscape designers, horticulturists and installation specialists are dedicated to bringing outdoor spaces to life and specialises in creating gardens that are thoughtful, beautiful and inspiring.

The Pepo Team (2023)

Founded in 2000, Pepo Botanic Design is a premium landscape design studio with an emphasis on unique plant choices and sculptural designs. Our creative designers and passionate horticulturists work on gardens of all sizes, from tiny courtyards through to large-scale developments and rural retreats.

Under the leadership of founder Nicola Cameron and construction manager James Perkin, our landscape designers work in close collaboration with our horticulturists and a trusted network of consultants and specialist contractors to design, install and care for gardens throughout every stage of the process, making us one of the more unique garden services in Sydney.

We have worked with many of Sydney’s leading residential architects, interior designers and builders, and enjoy collaborating from the earliest design stages to create gardens that are seamlessly integrated into the homes and lifestyles of our clients. We care deeply about our environmental impact, approaching our work with a focus on conscious design and thoughtful selection of plants, products and materials. 

We aspire to cultivate a culture that is positive, creative, caring and forward-thinking.

Our goal is for our team to communicate openly and respectfully, to collaborate and share ideas. We hope that our clients and extended community will be inspired by, and benefit from, our design, horticulture and landscape construction services, as well as the information, knowledge, and expertise we provide, along with the enthusiasm we share.

We respect everyone as an individual, and just as no two people are the same, the same applies to gardens. We work alongside our clients and their unique styles to create restorative gardens that provide comfort, escape, shelter and beauty.

We see the journey of garden design, installation and care as an ever-evolving one, because a garden is never complete. Collaborating with a collective team of architects, consultants, and skilled contractors inspires us and enhances the bespoke nature of our projects.

We constantly strive to make better choices for our local environment and beyond. We are proud that our gardens are diverse, connecting people to their outdoor environment, educating and providing a great deal of enjoyment.

We are always conscious that every step of the garden creation process can be assessed for its environmental impact. We have a responsibility to review these impacts, inform our clients, and make positive choices to help preserve our environment for the future.

We believe in caring for our team, just as they care for our clients’ gardens. We invest in professional development, building strong relationships and promoting staff happiness and wellness, with benefits including our beloved office coffee machine and yoga classes paid for by the company. At the end of the day, we are here to design, build, and care for beautiful gardens, and we believe that’s a good day!

We are proud to support a young boy whose family relies on The Smith Family, providing him with opportunities he would not have had otherwise.

We celebrate the life of Archie Perkin through our support of not-for-profit organisation, Hearts 4 Arch, which increases awareness for, and contributes to, the cardiac unit of the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

In addition to the ongoing support of these two causes, our team selects a different charity to support each Christmas, with past recipients including Shake It Up Australia, Plates for Mates and Bush Heritage.

Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron is the Founder of Pepo Botanic Design. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW and a Diploma of Landscape Design & Horticulture from Ryde TAFE. She is focused on communication, clarity and excellence.

Erica Rowe

Erica holds a Diploma of Sustainable Landscape Design (with High Distinction) from Swinburne University of Technology. Drawn to the inherent qualities of a site, Erica approaches each design thoughtfully. Ensuring a connection to the broader environment and those who will encounter the space.

Anouk Lee

Anouk holds a Diploma of Landscape Design (with distinction) from Ryde TAFE. Anouk is inspired by beauty, the full sensory experience of nature and its relationship with the built form. She seeks to explore these in each landscape design.

Richard Gardiner

Richard holds a Diploma of Landscape Design, Certificate III of Landscape Construction, and an Associate’s Degree of Graphic Design. He loves all aspects of design and will always strive for the best outcome.

Gold Haberfield House LDI Design Awards – Plantscape
Bronze Haberfield House LDI Design Awards – Residential Design
Gold Outcrop House, Palm Beach TLA Residential Design over 200m2
Bronze Haberfield House TLA Residential Maintenance up to 100m2
Bronze Outcrop House, Palm Beach TLA Residential Maintenance up to 100m2
Silver Haberfield House TLA Residential Design over 200m2
Gold Outcrop House, Palm Beach LDI Design Awards – Plantscape
Finalist Outcrop House, Palm Beach LDI Design Awards – Landscape Designer of the Year – Residential
Silver Outcrop House, Palm Beach LDI Design Awards – Landscape Management
Gold Queens Park AILDM Landscape Design Awards – Residential Landscape Design 50-150m2
Gold North Bondi AILDM Landscape Design Awards – Residential Landscape Design – Less than 50m2
Bronze Queens Park LNA Landscape Excellence Award – Residential Design – 80-200m2
Silver Bronte House LNA Landscape Excellence Award – Residential Construction $100-150k
Silver Marrickville LNA Landscape Excellence Award – Maintenance Residential Over 1000m2
Silver Bronte House AILDM Landscape Design Awards – Landscape Design – Plantscape

Belle Magazine – Woollahra

Classic detailing and a neutral palette coalesce in a newly built house that offers privacy … Read more

House and Garden – Queens Park

A perfect balance of soft romantic plantings and sleek sophistication have transformed this garden … Read more

House and Garden – Maroubra

Recognising the potential in an undeveloped garden scored Sydney landscape designer Nicola Cameron her dream family home … Read more

Home Beautiful – Autumn Glory

As one seasonal show stops, another one is set to bloom. Here’s how to create an alluring autumn garden landscape … Read more

House & Garden – Bronte House

The 19th century garden at Bronte House was one of NSW most exceptional and it’s future is back on track … Read more

House & Garden- Nicola Interview

An interview with Nicola Cameron, Founder and Director of Pepo Botanic Design … Read more

House & Garden – Marrickville

A sunny vegie patch is a popular destination point in this Sydney Garden, where a swimming pool and entertaining area also gently co-exist … Read more

Landscape Architecture Australia

Designed and maintained by Pepo Botanic Design, this lush Sydney villa garden is enriched by a collection of bespoke artworks … Read more