Ground Up

We specialize in sustainable gardens & green spaces with environmental recycling solutions.


Ground Up was founded by Angus Drover, who takes an interest in all plants, fruit, vegetables, gardens, wildlife and soil, and wants to create green and productive sanctuaries for his Clients.  This passion for all things leafy and peaty was passed down from his father, a Professor in Chemistry and a Soil Scientist.  His father's motto – keep it simple, low maintenance, productive, yet with a little colour and a few exotics - are his guiding principles.  Angus strongly believes in growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs, in a sustainable manner and maximizing opportunities for green spaces.

Having been raised and educated in Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom and Australia, Angus saw the need to create an organization that was about caring for the environment at the grass-roots level, whilst offering reliable, honest and trustworthy service to develop sustainable outcomes. Ground Up is based on the lower north shore of Sydney and is focused on providing service to both residential and commercial Clients.

Whether you are a single dweller wanting a small kitchen garden, or strata management wanting key turn design, construction, project management and on-going maintenance of new green space, Ground Up can help.