Meet our dedicated and qualified team


Lisa Ellis


As the head designer and a qualified horticulturist, I am passionate about creating beautiful gardens for our clients. And so is every member of my talented team ‐ which I am extremely lucky to have. I am also a proud board member of the industry’s peak body, Landscaping Victoria.

Andrew Greenwood

Senior Landscape Designer

As a qualified designer (Bachelor of Environmental Design- Landscape) and qualified landscape contractor, I bring solid construction know-how to the design team. Previously I ran my own landscape construction business for more than 15 years.

Sarah Anderson


I am a designer with more than 5 years experience, and the newest member of the design team. I hail from North East Victoria, and studied Landscape Architecture at RMIT. With a substantial residential background, I enjoy the challenge of bringing a client’s vision to life through sound practice and communication.

Tano Scriva

Maintenance Supervisor

I completed my horticulture apprenticeship working in residential gardens 10 years ago. After 4 years I decided to move into the commercial landscaping industry where I spent 6 years learning new skills and gaining further experience.

Michele Dengo


I grew up in Italy where my family operates a plant production nursery. Since i was young I have been surrounded by plants and flowers. Horticulture is my greatest passion and I am fascinated by Australia. it is a pleasure to reside in this country with its amazing landscape.

Tim Lilley

Garden Installations Foreman

Before joining the Lisa Ellis Gardens projects team, I ran my own garden maintenance business and worked in high end garden installations. I completed my horticultural apprenticeship more than 20 years ago and ever since that time I’ve not favoured any particular garden style- there’s something to appreciate in every garden we create.

Peter Younger

Senior Horticulturist

I have always been interested in plants ‐ especially the edible variety. I love being a member of the Lisa Ellis Gardens team. And I am also proud to have won the ‘Outstanding First Year Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Third Year Apprentice of the Year Award’ during my training.

Tommaso Ruberto

Projects Team Member

I am from Modena in Italy, and continue the tradition of my agrarian parents with my love of the outdoors.  For me, the most rewarding part of gardening is the complete transformation it can offer to a space.

Marie Blake


After travelling the world renewed my love of nature and discovering plants, I left my previous career in high end brand management to pursue a life outdoors. I have obtained my Diploma of Horticulture and continue to be inspired by the way a well thought out garden can lift the mood of an area and the people in it.

Sally Bird

Office Manager

As the office manager, I come to Lisa Ellis gardens from a background in an architectural practice. My favourite garden is easily the St Kilda Botanical gardens- the rambling grounds offer many little nooks to retreat into with a deck chair and coffee in hand.

Fiona Nobes

Administration Assistant

I help to run the office on a part‐time basis. With two beautiful daughters, a dog, a guinea pig, a cat and a rabbit, I love all things nature – including gardens of course! I’m managing to pick up lots of inside tips to improve my own garden while I’m at work.