Sustainable landscapes and gardens

When it comes to sustainable landscape design in Australia, the key messages are to plant appropriately for the varying climates. We look for gardens that are beautiful but also do the job required by providing food, shade, habitat, shelter and respite. Green minded landscapes use less hard surfaces so that they are more permeable. They are planned alongside the house to engage the occupants and work with sight lines. They work best when they are easy to access and draw occupants outside.

Built, and They Came

Issue 96

A coalition of informed, passionate and interested parties helps nature breathe new life into a battered Victorian valley.

The Ruin Garden

Issue 79

An architect and her artist partner have turned a decrepit former shipyard in Berlin into a garden as unique as it is picturesque.

Second Wind

Issue 81

The courtyard garden of a seminal work of architecture is transformed into a canvas for seasonal light and shadow.