About Us

The Plant Runner – a walk-in, mobile, greenhouse and nursery. Born from the idealistic ramblings of two friends who wanted to do something different and share their love of indoor plants with the rest of Melbourne. Both qualified horticulturalists with their own businesses and years of experience between them, they were looking for an opportunity to collaborate. 

The opportunity presented itself in an old, 1968 International Harvester.  Once a horse float for a local pony club in Mansfield, the boys spent months ripping, sanding, painting, sawing, & sealing, until it had become the mobile green space they’d dreamt up over morning tea so long ago. It was ready to bring indoor plants, succulents and cacti to the suburbs of Melbourne. 


Duncan Hilder 

After years of travel & employment in the tourism industry, Duncan took his interest in gardening & turned it into a full-time career.

Graduating from one of Sydney’s most respected horticultural schools, Duncan’s early work in the industry was in the community sector where he was able to develop his passion for people & functional green spaces.

Later, he moved into high-end garden maintenance & installation where he was fortunate enough to work for one of Sydney’s most influential garden design companies.


Dominic Hooghuis

Dominic has always thrived in creative environments.

Throughout his twenties Dominic had success as a musician touring internationally with bands. But his mainstay has always been Horticulture.

Since studying Horticulture from an early age & completing a diploma in his early twenties Dominic has created & maintained some of Australia’s most unique & beautiful gardens.

Dominic was employed by two highly respected landscape & gardening companies prior to establishing his own company in 2011.