Dean Herald – Landscape Designer

Born in Newcastle, NSW in 1973, Dean Herald was the youngest of three children and after a short time on the central coast, the family moved to the Blue Mountains where he completed his schooling to Year 10. He then relocated to the Hill District where he completed his training in landscape construction with a local firm while doing formal landscape construction studies.

At age 19, Dean started his business Rolling Stone Landscapes, which gave him the opportunity to create his own style and work closely with clients.

At first it was challenging as he was much younger than his peers in the industry, but over the years this obstacle helped shape him as his gained the trust of his clientele.

His natural drawing ability enabled him to provide a design service that gave him total control over his projects, as he became involved in all aspects of the work, from design right through to construction.

With no formal training in design and a solid background in construction, Dean brought a practical approach to the design process that enabled a new level of innovation to be explored with confidence.

After achieving multiple awards including an unprecedented five straight gold medals and design excellence awards for his garden shows, Dean was accepted to compete at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London where he and his team won a Gold Medal. In that same year he won the NSW and Australian Residential Landscape of the Year, which made his firm the highest awarded residential landscape company in Australia.

In 2007, Dean released his first book, Resort Style Living, a photographic showcase of his work and an insider’s look into some of the prestigious properties he has worked on.

His work is featured regularly in many publications throughout Australia and overseas and he has appeared on a number of TV programs over the years.

Dean continues to design and build projects throughout Sydney and enjoys a growing interstate and overseas market.

He is married to his wife Bernie and lives in Dural, NSW with their two sons Nixon and Bryson.

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