Rick Molino has worked in the garden industry for over 30 years establishing and operating successful award-winning retail nurseries after having also completed a Bachelor of Business, while in more recent years his focus has now transitioned to concentrate on creating highly individual gardens. Rick has earnt a reputation for quality, service and an attention to detail over this time and has received media coverage including The Age, The Herald Sun and appearing on Melbourne radio 3AW.
Rick Molino Garden Design has a passion for creating an outdoor space unique to every client that strategically brings together and respects the characteristics of the site and local surroundings, architecture of the home and most importantly the client’s preferences. Good design takes time and underpins great results – thorough research and an eagerness to listen is paramount to developing a deeper understanding of the respective property and client preferences ensuring the finished garden ultimately reflects their brief and seamlessly complements the building’s architectural style.
An emphasis on plants, flair for design with a cohesive and striking colour scheme are all key characteristics of a Rick Molino garden. The journey from nurseryman to garden designer exposed Rick to a very broad spectrum of plants helping him to develop an extensive knowledge and palate of varieties to consider when formulating his planting schemes that is shared by few in the industry. His gardens celebrate interest and diversity in plant species new and old, incorporating and preserving the classic and more rare varieties whilst also enjoying the beauty and hardiness of the improved modern hybrids.
Rick’s deep interest and love for architecture where he regularly attends private architectural tours of Melbourne’s best homes has also been instrumental in developing his uncanny sense to appropriately integrate the garden to the building.
In full, the unique fusion of Rick’s professional business background, hands-on horticultural experience and aptitude for design provide him with a solid foundation to create beautiful, quality gardens that stand the test of time.