Sandstone Plinth Bird Bath


This is the 2nd style of my plinth bird bath series, a half sawn and half picked sandstone pedestal. I am very excited about this base, it is solid sandstone  220mm x 250mm x 750mm and in perfect visual balance Read more ›

Walcott Garden: Canberra


A few weeks back I was lucky enough to appeal to a very generous couple, Ros and Ben Walcott. I contacted them out of the blue and asked if I could visit their garden. We were travelling to Canberra to Read more ›

Creating the Perfect Bird Bath


I have had a bee in my bonnet for a few years now and I am finally starting to do something about it, and this is the outcome so far. A copper spun bird bath on a timber pedestal. This Read more ›

Silky Oaks: Peter and Margaret Olde


This is a private garden created by Peter and Margaret Olde, it is occasionally open to the public through the open Garden Scheme or organised by the Australian Plants Society. I have visited this garden twice and feel I haven’t Read more ›

Designing a Native Garden Talk


A Garden is a Process, not a Product Fiona Brockhoff So if you were going to come to a talk titled ‘Designing a Native Garden’ what would you like to be covered???? I’m looking for a little inspiration and of course some Read more ›

Portfolio: North Balgowlah Consults


This is a ‘work in progress’ garden that I visit from time to time, it is being built by the owners and is a labour of love. The garden backs onto a nature reserve that is in pristine condition, the Read more ›

Design and Build


This post is going to be hopefully helpful; I am writing it almost as much for my own sake as others as I try to get my head around the process of ‘building’ a new garden with a third party Read more ›

Portfolio: Crows Nest Garden Design


This garden in Crows Nest was designed at the beginning of last year and has been slowly and steadily taking shape. It is being lovingly built by the owner on weekends and through his careful attention and patience it will Read more ›

Tapestry Gardens


Van Gogh reputedly introduced the idea of a tapestry garden, relying on the hue, texture, size and shape of foliage creating a tapestry like mosaic. Diane Snape I was doing some research a couple of nights ago and came across Read more ›

Wattle Glen: Sam Cox Landscape


When I realised I would be in Victoria at the beginning of the year one of the first things I did was contact some of my favourite Landscape and Garden Designers to see if they had any open gardens that Read more ›