No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright


Growing knowledge skills and resilience.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  ~W.B. Yeats

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Usually, one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is. ~Julia Child


Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver

Where Landscape Architecture and Permaculture Design pear up.

Sowing seeds to grow connection, resilience and enrich the way we live.

The Urban Pear connects landscape design, education and a resilient lifestyle.

Our purpose is to design, educate, inspire and share.

Whilst The Urban Pear is focused on delivering creative and engaging design solutions, we are passionate about the connections between landscape and the way we eat and live.

This connection is explored and nurtured in the many workshops where we share our knowledge and skills and through our art, photography, gardening, crafting and cooking in our personal lives.

The ‘Pear’ of Us

Kate & Wendy are talented and experienced Landscape Architects and Permaculture designers. Over the last 15 years we have developed an extensive knowledge and broad range of skills in environmentally sustainable design from the broader land development scale to the household scale. Our ability to apply this knowledge and experience in our daily lives and our delight in sharing it with others is what drives us and our business!

Why we do it

The Urban Pear has given us the opportunity to explore our passions for permaculture and landscape architecture. It gives us the autonomy to combine our lives as individuals, professionals and parents in a way that suits us both. We balance our time designing and managing projects with getting our hands dirty, practicing and sharing the practical skills we are so passionate about.