Landscape

Vertical Saturation

With beautiful dimensions but completely closed off from the house, a large patio in Mexico City has been stunningly brought to life.

Via Palm Springs

Issue 48

There are two contrasting gardens at this Sydney address: in front, a grove of eucalypts shelters a calm, grey-green space, while behind the house, a riotous explosion of colour enhances the Palm Springs vibe.

Room With A View

Issue 39

Designed in tandem with new outbuildings, this rich and complex garden plays a central part in the life of the house. And vice versa.

Mountain Cool

Issue 43

The organic garden attached to Queenstown’s Sherwood boutique hotel not only influences the delicious whole food menu of the restaurant, it is itself attached to a popular slalom bike track. Talk about multi-purpose.

Rocking Rooftop

Issue 47

There’s a meadow growing on the roof of a 1950s apartment block in East St Kilda, and it’s changing the lives of the residents.

Retro Zen

Issue 49

The classic division between in and out-of-doors falls away in this tranquil north-facing dwelling, where the owners’ twin love for Japanese aestheticism and 1950s modernism led the design.

A Friendly Face

Issue 44

A robust concrete and timber house in Toorak is wedded to its steeply sloping site by a bold terraced garden, which softens hard architectural edges and creates a friendly front entrance via a lush veggie patch-come-orchard.

Inherited Passion

Issue 44

After 25 years in the business, green wall designer and builder Mark Paul has used all of his specialist plant knowledge to transform his own sandstone-based garden.

Pride of Tassie

Issue 48

The inspirational nursery in Tasmania that has been key to rehabilitating much of the island’s landscape is going strong after 25 years.

Turf Free Zone

Issue 38

The rain doesn’t fall much in California so ditching the lawn in favour of less water-hungry plants makes sense. Particularly when the replacement is as creative as this front garden.