Operated by Keiron Pratt and Maria Triguero, Albufera Landscapes provides Landscape Design and Construction services for a variety of residential, environmental and public settings.
With over 15 years of industry experience and a passion for creating natural, diverse and regenerative outdoor spaces, our work and attention to detail doesn't go unnoticed.
By incorporating natural materials and mimicking natures 'design' our aim is to create spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical for use.
From the initial design stage to the finished product, our down to earth, professional and honest approach is something clients can appreciate and depend on.
Having grown up in the bush within a family owned Landscaping business, it was inevitable that I adopted an affinity towards nature and creating outdoor spaces for all to enjoy.
I have over 15 years experience as a qualified Landscaper and am a certified Permaculture Designer. Alongside these 'formal' qualifications I have gained extensive experience as a manager, foreman and trainer within various reputable Landscaping companies and through operating Albufera Landscapes.
My style is honest and down to earth. I do my best to be a 'facilatator' of projects, and let the client and land guide projects to their best possible outcomes. I use various methods to design outdoor spaces including traditional landscape design modalities, permaculture principals, dowsing/divination, feng shui and intuition.
I love stand-out features in gardens, pieces that entice people to get outside and use outdoor spaces. I create areas that serve to relax the mind and body, to rejuvenate and unwind; something the Japanese call 'Shinrin-yoku' (forest bathing). Gardens need to be beautiful, natural and enticing as well as usable, productive and practical; and that's what I aim to do in my work.
Nothing makes me happier than working with nature and not against it and giving a reason for people to get outside.
Maria grew up in the Mediterranean coast of Spain; among mountains, rocks, olive trees, grains, grasses and holm oaks.
She brings to Albufera Landscapes her background as a sociologist with participatory town planning experience. Maria has completed her Masters in Ecology and Spirituality and is also a qualified Permaculture Designer with much experience in this area.
“I’d like to share the history behind the name of the business ‘Albufera’, which comes from a place near my hometown. This Arabian name is given to a fresh water lake where the eels are abundant. Interestingly, Keiron’s hometown, called ‘Eudlo’, holds the aboriginal meaning of ‘place of the eels’. It is interesting how we move across the globe and this totemic animal that crosses water and land has connected the two of us from one side of the globe to the other, moreover it is our passion to work amongst land and water to bring reconnection to people’s everyday life and spaces.”