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Suburban Garden

Creating Original, Ever-Changing Gardens With Kep Horticulture’s Andy Kepitis

Kep Horticulture founder Andy Kepitis talks how to create dynamic gardens, and his aversion to 'certain' plant palettes!


Heide Museum’s Enchanting New Healing Garden

Heide Museum of Modern Art opens a new healing garden – a therapeutic space to benefit the mind, soul, and body.


8 Glorious Gardens That Blew Us Away This Year

From a magical hidden flower garden to a rambling plot that has evolved over a lifetime, these are the best gardens we featured this year.


A Rambling Garlic + Dahlia Farm In The New South Wales Hills

Tenterfield Creek Organics is a productive farm, a Mediterranean-inspired garden, a yoga retreat (!) - and home to lifelong gardener Rose Ha...

Creative People

Making Accessible Gardens That Enhance Your Life, With Miniscapes!

Clea Cregan of Miniscape Projects is passionate about creating green spaces that offer a powerful remedy to the stresses of modern life.

Suburban Garden

A Hidden Flower Garden In Suburban Melbourne

From her Ivanhoe home Petrina Burrill has created a sustainable micro flower farm.


A Beautiful New Life For A Generous Family Garden

The Haberfield Garden by Fieldwork Associates in Sydney unites multiple green zones under a canopy of excitement + abundance!


The Love Story Behind An Edible Flower Farm In South-East Queensland

How Simone Jelley left behind a career in photography to open her own flower farm, Pretty Produce.


A Modernist Front Garden On Sydney’s North Shore

In an extract from his new book 'The City Gardener', Richard Unsworth shares the Mid-Century Modern garden designed by his practice, Garden
Richard Unsworth


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!

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