About Us

Equally comfortable working direct with clients, architects and developers, Merrick Hide Design has an underlying passion to produce sustainable world class outcomes.

We’ve been designing and constructing bespoke commercial and residential outdoor spaces since 2008, ranging from small urban spaces to large country properties, prestige homes, commercial and aged care facilities .

Meet The Team

Merrick Hide


Company Director Merrick Hide has completed numerous projects ranging from bespoke prestige home landscaping in Melbourne’s finest suburbs to large commercial works and multiple townhouse developments.

No project is too great or small for Merrick and his team, and he’d be delighted to discuss your plans and bring his experience to the table so you can realise your vision.

Paul Goddard

General Manager

Paul has over 15 years experience planning and delivering projects in both the residential and commercial landscape environment.

His passion for landscape and the outdoors took a natural progression in gaining a trade certificate in landscape construction, before going on to complete formal qualifications in Construction Management and Estimating.

Paul’s experience managing the end to end construction process and detailed understanding of landscape methodology provide a commitment to the efficient delivery of all projects. He relishes the opportunity to engage with a variety of clients and maintains strong relationships within the industry, ensuring the highest quality of landscape and construction treatments exceed our customers expectations.

Haoyu Chen


Haoyu is the draftsperson in Merrick Hide Design. Prior to joining the team, he had years of experience working as landscape architect, volunteer and subcontractor in different cultural contexts in both China and Australia.

He earned his Master’s degree of Landscape Architecture from Melbourne University and holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Shenyangjianzhu University in China.

Haoyu’s combined educational and industry experience, plus his proven technical abilities allow him to confidently produce creative and inspirational site specific design outcomes.