Updated: Aug 5, 2020
As the Mornington Peninsula enters our second COVID-19 lockdown, it is more important than ever that we maintain the sense of connection our local community is famous for! This is where 'Behind the Dreams' comes in. We'll be meeting our vibrant, local building and design industry professionals for 10 fun, quick-fire questions.
Meet Andrew Whyte, Director of Whyte Gardens; a bespoke landscape design and construction team, with head office in Tyabb.
Tell us about you! What brought you to the Mornington Peninsula?
Andrew: Space, lifestyle, and a better way to live, that's why Mornington Peninsula!
How do you like to live?
Andrew: If I can sneak off to go fishing on my kayak life is good. Spending time with kids going to beach and for walks. And of course I like to garden!
What’s the highlight of your working week?
Andrew: Actually, with the COVID circumstance, it has allowed me to to work from home and I get to squeeze in more time with my family, that has been one of the best times.
Describe your business in 20 words 😉, no more!
Andrew: Helping people connect with others & gain more from their life, through landscape design that inspires.
What do you do on a Saturday?
Andrew: Fish, work or garden.
What’s your favourite house or garden trend at the moment?
Andrew: Contemporary lush gardens with classic lines, perfect!
Your proudest business moment?
Andrew: What I'm about to be release in next few weeks, my online courses in landscaping your home. I have spent 100's and 100's of hours developing a new website and courses to help people overcome hurdles that prevent them having an amazing garden that is right for their lifestyle. After 30 years in the industry, I am proud of the help this will bring through the new website, The Landscaping Narrative (link to come).
What do you secretly wish clients knew?
Andrew: The outdoors area of your home has more value to your life than the inside. When you combine aesthetics to functionality, then package it as an artistic living space, you'll have a place that betters peoples lives.
If you were a house… which one would you be? And why?
Andrew: Built of stone. Stone has such great character and is impeded in historical significance and grace.
Thank you Andrew for sharing a bit more about yourself with our Building Dreams community!
If you would like to see more of Andrew's work, visit: www.whytegardens.com.au