Our Story

Our Story

Podology was established in 2010, by directors Liz Horton-Short and Nick Short. 

Liz and Nick met outside of the landscape industry to find that they both had a passion for landscape and design. At the time, Liz was working as a Landscape Architect in the corporate sector, and Nick was studying Landscape Architecture.

Driven by their common goals and interest in landscape, Podology provides the platform from which Liz and Nick continue to inspire their clients, their team and each other.

Since its conception, the company has grown steadily and is fast becoming one of Sydney’s distinguished landscaping organisations.

  • Our Mission

    To develop engaging, innovative and robust landscape solutions that integrate seamlessly with the local environment.

  • Our Philosophy

    We believe that landscapes should reflect and express the needs, interests and culture of the people or community that surround it.

  • Our Promise

    To instill our passion and conviction in creating purposeful and sustainable landscapes.

Meet Our Team

Our highly skilled professional team of landscape architects, horticulturalists, structural landscapers, tradesmen and gardeners are united in their vision to provide remarkable spaces that exceed the expectations of our clients.

This is continually realised through our passion and enthusiasm for landscape.

Liz Horton – Short


With nineteen years’ experience in Landscape Architecture, and a portfolio spanning a range of local and international projects, Liz has developed a keen eye for design which supplements her natural passion for landscape.

From resort and golf course design through to sub-division planning, civic and residential design, Liz has had the pleasure of working with some of Australasia’s most highly regarded architects and consultants.

Liz is also a registered member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Nick Short


Nick has had a diverse career in Landscape, beginning some 21 years ago in London, UK. During his time in London, Nick developed his construction and maintenance knowledge, building and maintaining various elite residential landscapes. Upon his return to Australia, Nick followed his interest in landscape design, deciding to hone his design talents by embarking on a degree in Landscape Architecture.

After working in the landscape architectural profession for 4 years, Nick returned to the landscape construction industry to get his hands dirty once again and complete his structural landscaping license. Nick’s extensive experience in landscape construction and his eye for detail, ensure that our projects are always delivered to the highest of quality.