Thank you to Mitch Kelly and team at Sandown!!!


We received some kind commendations from one of our long standing clients Tim Bailey at the Melbourne Racing Club

“…… let you know that Mitch and the team did a terrific job in the venue presentation for the V8 round last weekend. It was certainly noticed and mentioned by many that the venue was the best they’d seen it. I basically left Mitch to his own devices to co-ordinate these works, and he completed it excellently.


Tim Bailey

Racecourse Manager

 Melbourne Racing Club|591-659 Princes Hwy|Springvale   VIC   3171 Australia


An update from David Collard – Business Development Manager


The last 3 months have been busy and exciting with new business opportunities within the grounds division. Driving new business and pushing into the private school and sports turf management areas. A credit to all our grounds teams for continuing to deliver outstanding results. The business is developing and we are in our next phase of growth. This has opened up many opportunities across many different sectors.

Our Unseen Heroes’ – A special shout out and thanks to Paul, Damien & Michael – our three full time mechanics. The unseen heroes’ who are able to excel and keep all of our machinery, tools and equipment in top priority working order and sharp. As the saying goes we are only as good as the tools given to us and if these are blunt and not in excellent working order the works will reflect this.

Pristine and well maintained tools will reflect the quality and workmanship of the experienced operator giving precision to hedges, immaculate edges on lawns and clean sharp lines on freshly cut grass. I commend and congratulate our unseen hero’s ‘Our three full time Mechanics” – Paul, Damien and Michael.

David Collard – Business Development Manager



Super Gardens – reaching out and supporting retired jockeys….

We have been meeting with Des O’Keeffe & Matt Hyland from the Australian Jockeys Association and developing strong business relationships with them and the association to create career paths for Jockeys.  Currently, we have employed 2 Jockeys in the past few months who have made the transition into the Super Gardens family within the racecourses. Their knowledge and skills with horse etiquette and the track has proven to be invaluable.  A win win for both parties!

Super Gardens are able to offer stable employment and many opportunities for career advancement to retired jockeys into many different areas within the growing customer portfolio across both grounds maintenance and landscape construction.

We look forward to continuing these relationships and partnering with them.

Picture – from left to right

Des O’Keeffe                     –              Chairman – AJA

Ryan Smith                         –              Racecourse Foreman – Caulfield Racecourse

Matt Hyland                       –              Executive Officer – AJA

Ian Griffiths                        –              Director

David Collard                     –              Business Development Manager

Mitch Kelly                         –              Racecourse Foreman – Sandown Racecourse


Congratulations to Adam Strathairn and his team……

Ian Griffiths and Andrew Lane attended the Goodman’s Annual Property Awards on 6 September, 2018 and walked away with the award for the most improved landscape site – Port Melbourne Industrial Estate.

A special shout out to Adam Strathairn for being directly responsible for overseeing this and to his team for all your hard work!

From the team at Super Gardens.