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Guilfoyle’s Volcano at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne designed by Andrew Laidlaw.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jan 2019

Vic govt. pledges $5m for new nature and science precinct at Royal Botanic Gardens

The Victorian Government has committed $5 million to begin work on the planning and design of a new nature and science precinct at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Aerial view of Taylor Cullity Lethlean’s garden Cultivated by Fire, Australia’s contribution to the 2017 International Horticultural Exhibition (Internationale Gartenausstellung) in Berlin.
Review | Dianne Firth | 5 Oct 2018

An Australian garden in Berlin

TCL’s Cultivated by Fire garden for the 2017 International Horticultural Exhibition in Berlin fosters an understanding of Australia’s rich cultural and environmental history.

Charles House garden: Scleranthus biflorus (cushion bush) grows around granite boulders and clumps of grasses capture the golden morning light.

Living landscapes: Five residential gardens

From the conscious chaos of the Towers Road Residence garden to the restrained elegance of Fairfield House, Landscape Australia editor Emily Wong rounds up five recent projects that explore landscapes as spaces for living.

Low-level textural plantings and the reflective surface of the infinity pool enhance the outstanding borrowed views at Halls Ridge, Carmel Valley, California.
Practice | Howard Tanner | 5 Feb 2018

California dreaming: The gardens of Bernard Trainor

Only a handful of Australian designers have pursued careers abroad and achieved international recognition. One of them is landscape designer Bernard Trainor, whose California-based practice has built an impressive portfolio of projects on the west coast of the USA.

The entry courtyard is a mix of shades of grey and green that highlights various foliage textures, with a ground layer of travertine pavers over sandstone river pebbles.
Projects | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 17 Jan 2018

Foliage fervour: Bungalow Garden Rooms

A series of diverse, textural and dynamic “garden rooms” are the result of a close collaboration between architect and landscape architect and celebrate a life lived outdoors.

A fire pit designed by Michael Bates in the Snowy Mountains.
Review | Howard Tanner | 14 Dec 2017

The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living

Howard Tanner reviews Michael Bates’ book The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living.

The huge leaves of Wigandia caracasana work tricks with depth of field and scale in the garden.
Projects | Fiona Harrisson | 27 Sep 2017

Charles House: A new bush garden

Featuring eclectic combinations of plant species, this garden in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs is an immersive space full of diversity and delight.

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden by Matt Keightley with its geometric concrete forms in views framed by dwarf Pinus mugo.
Review | Howard Tanner | 1 Jun 2017

Spring bloom: A postcard from the 2017 Chelsea Garden Show

Howard Tanner visits the oldest and most distinguished garden trade show in the world and finds a breathtaking range of design ideas and plant material.

Professor Emeritus Marc Treib visited Australia throughout October and November 2016, delivering lectures on the work of Isamu Noguchi.
Practice | Fiona Johnson | 12 May 2017

Marc Treib: Attending place

Noted historian and critic of landscape architecture, Marc Treib, speaks with Fiona Johnson about his new book Austere Gardens, Isamu Noguchi and landscape design.

Orongo Station Conservation Masterplan by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 3 Apr 2017

Thomas Woltz: Working with rich terrain

Thomas Woltz spoke with Landscape Australia editor Ricky Ray Ricardo about restoration ecology, planting design and responding to social issues by design.

The competition winning concept for the Ian Potter National Conservatory, a "hovering cube" designed by CHROFI, McGregor Coxall and Atelier Ten.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Oct 2016

Winner announced: Ian Potter National Conservatory

A design team led by CHROFI has won the national design competition for a new conservatory in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.

A quiet seat, spring 2013.
Practice | Trevor Pitkin | 13 Oct 2016

Border force: Unofficial gardening

Trevor Pitkin has cultivated an “unofficial” garden along a strip of railway land in suburban Melbourne.

Guilfoyle’s Volcano at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne designed by Andrew Laidlaw.
News | Linda Cheng | 9 Aug 2016

Ideas wanted for new Melbourne botanic gardens masterplan

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is seeking ideas from the public for a new 20-year masterplan for the Melbourne Gardens.