Mark Paul is a qualified horticulturalist with over 25 years greenwall and greenroof experience. His plant knowledge and planting design stem from a childhood/lifelong passion for lithophytic and epiphytic plants, and their habitats.
Mark originally trained as a Marine Biologist and worked for CSIRO Fisheries and in Oceanography, working on coral reefs and estuaries. These habitats contain many of the lithophytes and epiphytes Mark originally used in residential plantings of trees + rocks replicating this habitat. He was the first to successfully design and install greenwalls in Australia; it is this experience and his understanding of plant biomechanics and their simple requirement for water, light and nutrition that he uses in designing greenwalls and greenroofs. His 24 year old original test greenwalls are still thriving today! To this add a skilled and detailed artist’s eye and the design and final product are guaranteed to impress.
Mark’s unique greenwalls and greenroofs have featured in a large variety of national and international media + a similar number of National + International speaking engagements.
Mark is a member of the Friends of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Australian Plant Society, International Bromeliad Societies, Manly Warringah Orchid Society and The Australian Institute of Horticulture. He holds several national design awards.