About Us

Michael Cooke

Michael Cooke Garden Design
`At first light while my wife sleeps and before the sun rises I’ll be down in the orchard barefoot, picking summer-scented figs. I’m in paradise. The dewy lawn is long, vivid green parrots swoop through the Eucalyptus; idyllic as it is I think there’s more to a garden than plants.’ After a lifetime of working with and designing with plants, Michael’s ideal garden will look lived in and loved. Michael was Garden Editor of Marie Claire Lifestyle, the Sydney magazine and is the author of two books – the most recent being `Disobedient Gardens’ with photography by Brigid Arnott.

Kaiya Browning

After 13 years at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra working with Australian native plants,  Kaiya now calls the Central Coast home, along with her partner and rambunctious toddler. With a genuine love for plants, she is design focused, with an aim to create public and private landscape spaces that will provide a legacy for generations to come. Kaiya has an Advanced Diploma of Applied Sciences / Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.
Michael Cooke Garden Design

Ben Morrison

Michael Cooke Garden Design
Ben began his career working in the local landscape construction industry. With a life long love of gardens and design he moved to the UK to further his education and worked as a landscape designer in London, and more recently relocated to Dubai where he worked on local and large international projects. Ben has returned to Australia taking up the role of co-associate designer enthused and ready to bring his unique experience and skill set to Michael Cooke Garden Design and the gardens we create.