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A Modernised Melbourne Edwardian + Lush 'No Lawn' Garden!

The architectural expertise of Buck & Simple and garden prowess of Inge Jabra Landscapes has transformed this Edwardian home in Fitzroy Nort...


A Serendipitous Garden From Two Lifetime Gardeners

John and Jenny Shaw have been tending to this magical garden in Woodend for 50 years - even adding a 'verge garden' for the local community!...

TDF Design Awards

The Most Glorious Gardens In Australia

Eco Outdoor presents the twelve excellent finalists in the Landscape Design category of The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards.

In Print

Paul Bangay's Guide To Selecting The Right Plants For Your Garden

Advice from legendary landscape designer Paul Bangay's book 'Guide to Plants' - which has been released in an expanded tenth anniversary edi...
Paul Bangay


A WOW-Factor 'Secret Garden' In Blairgowrie

Ian Barker Gardens creates a private outdoor sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula.


A Lush + Functional Queensland Courtyard

The Y3 Garden by Dan Young Landscape Architect unites the aesthetic and functional to make the most of a transitional outdoor space.


A Brazilian-Inspired Garden With Epic Bayside Views

Bates Landscapes looked to the surrounding scenery and a sub-tropical planting palette to connect the functions of this steep, windy garden


A Mediterranean Oasis In The Middle Of Sydney

With a tropical courtyard and sandstone cabana cave, landscape designer Antony Wyer’s own incredible garden is like a personal Greek islan...

Suburban Garden

Three Trees + A Pool - The Love Story Of A Wild-Looking, Natural Garden

Mcnuttndorff Landscapes tamed this rambling Fairfield garden around a new pool and three majestic eucalypts!

Country Garden

A Vacant Cow Paddock Turned Relaxed Australian Country Garden

Weeds and camphor are replaced by lush natives, a veggie garden and a hilltop plunge pool in this country garden by Fig Landscapes.


A Grandmother's Accessible, Flower-Filled Dream Garden!

Outdoor Establishments have turned a barren acreage in outer Sydney into an elderly client's dream garden featuring Eco Outdoor products.


A Sub-Tropical Garden Wonderland In The Byron Bay Hinterland

Salvaged from environmental ruin, the Tyagarah garden by LANDstudio comprises ten acres of lush residential garden and 110 acres of reforest...


Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Landscape Designer

We asked expert garden designers Phillip Withers, Fran Hale, Kathleen Murphy, Katy Svalbe and Richard Unsworth to demystify the process of w...


A Space-Saving Courtyard That Makes Something From Nothing

If you've ever doubted the power of good landscape design, look no further than the inspiring transformation of this residential courtyard b...


An Amazingly Abundant Lawn-Free Garden

A meadow-style planting palette by Peachy Green brings beauty and wilderness to this functional family backyard in Northcote.

Suburban Garden

A Slice Of Primeval Paradise In Bronte

Situated on a steep site in a sometimes blustery coastal location, the planting palette for this stunning garden in Sydney is both soft, and...

Suburban Garden

A Cultivated Wilderness In Inner Suburban Melbourne

Legendary landscape designer Phillip Withers completes a layered, three-tiered garden around a Toorak home designed by Cera Stribley.


A Sweeping Country Estate Created From Dust

Dangar Barin Smith design an incredible Australian country garden in the Hunter Valley, complete with nearly 40 crepe myrtle trees and TWO m...

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