Over the past decade, Australian landscape architecture has grown in its range and expression. These ten projects allow a clear view of where the profession is headed.
This unconventional garden has followed its owner’s discovery of the grasslands of Melbourne’s west.
A poetic and dynamic light array provides information about the estuarine health of Hobart’s River Derwent by monitoring dissolved oxygen levels below the surface.
A horticultural postcard from Hauser & Wirth Somerset, an oasis of opportunism in a post-Brexit United Kingdom.
Occupying a former landfill site, the Sydney Park Water Re-use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership is an impressive fusion of design, science, art and ecology.
Aspect Studios and CHROFI create an elevated, pedestrian-scale linear park in Sydney that maintains a constant level of public life.
ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean combine post-punk populism with old-fashioned civic amenity to redefine Perth’s urban identity at Elizabeth Quay.
A “refreshingly minimalist” design by Lahz Nimmo Architects with Spackman Mossop Michaels offers safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists under Canberra’s Kings Avenue Bridge.
Bruce Mackenzie examines the design thinking, vegetation, soil science and collaboration that created Barangaroo Reserve.
For Brisbane’s new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Conrad Gargett created an impressive suite of rooftop gardens full of drama and novelty.
A project in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley offers a happy intervention to a region facing serious economic and social challenges.
In the inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm, Landscapology presents a compelling vision of a new-century rural garden.
Callum Morton, Oculus and McBride Charles Ryan deliver an engaging new public artwork in Melbourne’s Docklands worthy of a visit.
A playspace by Aspect Studios at a historic mill leads the revitalization of Port Adelaide’s post-industrial waterfront.
Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza successfully balances youth recreational activities with family space.
A colourful new civic square in Dandenong offers a welcoming and intimate space to its diverse community.
The Mount Penang Gardens are considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia.
Plan E has delivered a play area in Perth’s Kings Park with the specific aim of reconnecting children with nature.
A bold yet highly site-specific gesture rarely seen in Australian national parks and conservation areas.
A contemporary pared-back garden that elides the distinction between gallery space and domestic living.
This lush Sydney villa garden is enriched by a collection of bespoke artworks.
An artful composition by landscape architects Sinatra Murphy on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
A spectacular garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Paul Thompson explores the Australian identity.
Fresh Landscape Design has transformed a drought-ravaged property outside of Canberra into a resilient garden.
A contemporary play on Renaissance and other historic garden styles.
A contemporary take on modernist landscape design by Tract Consultants in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
In a bushland clearing high above the Hunter Valley, a sublime garden by Jane Irwin.
A $290 million urban renewal initiative aimed at revitalizing central Dandenong.
A generous, layered events space for the RNA Showgrounds Regeneration Project by Lat27.
Sue Barnsley Design and Neeson Murcutt Architects’ upgrade of Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park + Pool.
A sport and recreation space by Aspect Studios doubles as a backyard for local residents.
A landmark collaborative project led by the landscape architecture team at RPS.
A six-hundred-hectare flagship development in Melbourne’s north by Place Victoria, seven years on.
In South East Queensland, two master-planned communities are spearheading regional growth.
A pragmatic urban plaza by Hassell facilitates social richness in an otherwise corporate address.
A sustainable residential development with landscape architecture by Clouston Associates.
Tract Consultants used landscape as the starting point for this new residential subdivision.
A temporary venue for public events in Christchurch by the charitable trust, Gap Filler.
Pollen Studio’s coloured rope work ushers in the 2014 True North Reservoir Arts Festival in Melbourne.
Neeson Murcutt Architects and Sue Barnsley Design embed memory and art into a Sydney urban space.