Paal Grant is an award winning Melbourne-based landscape designer known for his innovative approach to creating extraordinary gardens.
Growing up in the regional Victorian town of Ballarat, the natural world became his inspiration. This influence has informed his current artistic vision- one that seeks to unify the garden and living areas of the home. In his designs, Paal’s garden rooms and communal gathering areas are testament to his belief that design can bring us closer to nature- and one another.
Paal’s education in Fine Arts and Design focussing on sculptural practice- and seven years teaching Visual Arts as head of the Sculpture Department at the prestigious Wesley College Melbourne- lends each garden a unique, architectural quality. Paal’s gardens are as much a work of art as a functional and inviting entertaining space.
Paal designs custom-made, bespoke structures, sculptures and outdoor furniture to compliment his client’s spaces, and he will be launching his own range of limited edition art works at this year’s Japan Garden & Flower Show.
Paal believes that balance is key and achieves this through the use of different textures, colours and shapes in each of his gardens, demonstrating that strong design principles enhance a functional space.
Awarded Gold at The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show for his 2009, 2010 and 2012 show gardens, as well as winning the prestigious Royal Horticultural Comeadow Award for his 2010 submission ‘The Wave Garden’, Paal has been chosen to represent Australia at the 2015 Japan Garden & Flower Show. He will be represented by his show gardens ‘The Garden of the Little Wattlebird’ and
Paal enjoys regular covers and features in Australia’s top landscaping and lifestyle magazines. The scope of his achievements has been vast: from designing and constructing luxury rooftop and balcony gardens, to ambitious show gardens and large scale residential projects, both in Australia and Internationally.
He currently resides in Bayside, Melbourne with his wife Carmen and three young boys.