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Spreading The Joy
What is your landscaping background? It all started with a one-year stint as a gardener on a remote estate on the West Highland Coast in Scotland. Since then I have amassed more than 35 years’ landscape design and horticultural experience and complet
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Botanical Bliss
Front to back, the gardens that envelope this two-storey home overflow with plants, creating a sense of welcome and providing much needed privacy. Explains Matthew Sears, Director of Rich Earth, “The planting design does a fabulous job in creating a
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Works Of Art
Gabions have long played a role in residential landscaping, from erosion control to the creation of feature walling and fencing, and one of this country’s leading gabion experts is Prospect Contractors. This award-winning, South Australia-based compa
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Sense Of Arrival
Full of textural contrasts and variety, this informal front garden draws the eye and turns what seems an impossibly steep slope into a design masterpiece. “The goal was to create a garden that managed the steep slope. Nothing too formal; the owners w
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Joy To Behold
From the moment you step through the front gate you are struck by the luxuriant landscaping and the way in which it perfectly frames this period home in Melbourne’s Malvern East. The effect continues as you make your way along the side of the home an
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Seal And Protect
With the right treatment, it’s easy to keep even the most porous natural stone and paving, as well as tile and brick, looking great for many years. Treating a porous surface with the right impregnating sealer also makes cleaning easier. Staining is t
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Place Of Escape
In the hands of the right designer, a steeply sloping backyard isn’t a problem — it’s an opportunity to create something unique and bespoke. Here, Nick McCarthy, Head Designer and Director of Urban Escape Landscaping & Pools, has taken a once unloved
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Bush Beauty
Bordered by beautiful bushland and set in a tranquil, semi-rural outer-Sydney location, the property called for front and rear gardens that would sit comfortably in the natural surrounds. The owners turned to Troy Stolzenhein, Director of Prestige La
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Return To Life
The hassles of gardening in soil that is dry and lifeless can seem endless. It can almost put us off gardening all together. Plants struggle to grow and no matter how much we water and fertilise, the garden doesn’t seem to come good. We regularly add
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Coastal Chic
With its East Coast vibe, fresh colour palette and enticing pool, this garden fits hand in glove with its location on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and the contemporary, clean-lined house it embraces. Created for a young family who wanted to maximise the
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Outside Interests
Having designed your new garden, the next step is to turn it into the ideal outdoor living space by selecting the right furniture, lighting, heating, paving, shade, decor and more Now spring is here and summer is beckoning, it’s the perfect time to t
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The Luxury Touch
Australia’s largest-selling brand of premium swimming pool paints, LUXAPOOL®, has been the performance benchmark in pool finishes for more than 45 years. For generations, LUXAPOOL Coating Systems have been entrusted to surface and resurface swimming
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Entertainer’s Delight
Summer or winter, this warm and inviting outdoor entertaining area — designed and built by Whyte Gardens — offers the homeowners a comfortable and stylish space in which to gather with friends and family. Just as importantly, it significantly extends
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Outdoor Life
Whether you want a restful haven, an entertainment hub, an elegant showpiece or a space with a holiday resort feel, it’s the furniture that sets the tone. With a wealth of experience in outdoor furniture, Remarkable Outdoor Living is ideally placed t
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The Outlook Is Bright
Whether it’s for watching the footie or the kids’ favourite movie, an outdoor TV is now a fixture of many alfresco living spaces. For the best results, it needs to be placed under cover but if you want something that’s tailor-made to work in direct s
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From The Editor
Spring is here and summer is on the horizon, so now is the perfect time to consider how we furnish our outdoor entertaining spaces in anticipation of those long, hot days and balmy nights spent with family and friends gathered on the deck, patio or b
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Urban Oasis
As busy professionals who enjoy socialising, the homeowners were looking to extend the liveability of their inner-city home — a battleaxe new-build —outdoors. The brief was to create an urban oasis that helped screen the all-too-close neighbouring pr
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In The Open
If you’re seeking designer style without the designer price tag, Lume Outdoor Living offers a treasure trove of unique and boutique products. From exclusive designer pieces to furniture you can mix and match, you have everything you need to create a
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Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers Industry Awards 2019
Most of the state-based landscape associations host an annual awards program to recognise design and construction excellence among members. Here we look at just some of the latest residential landscaping winners
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Complete Accord
The key to the success of this impressive project in Mosman on Sydney’s Lower North Shore is that the swimming pool and landscape were designed and installed in tandem with the new home, ensuring total integration. “The external finishes were designe
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Dream Weaving
The prospect of entertaining or relaxing outdoors has never been so appealing with these stylish, supremely comfortable outdoor sofas, sun lounges, daybeds and more from Contemporary Classics. From beautiful dining settings and lounge suites to side
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Serene And Green
Australia is home to a vast array of talented, highly skilled landscape architects and landscape designers who can create a unique garden that will be individually tailored to the way you want to live Having purchased an Edwardian home in the leafy M
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Paradise Found
This opulent, award-winning property in the outer Sydney suburb of Dural was a project on a truly grand scale — one that was four years in the making. While the home leans towards Mid-Century Modernism, the bespoke outdoor spaces have a Balinese reso
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Easy Elegance
Whether your personal taste runs to the classic or the contemporary, Yardware has the perfect piece — be it furniture or decor — to put that all-important finishing touch to your courtyard, poolside entertaining area or outdoor room. Yardware is reno
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Timeless Design
What drew you to designing gardens? Almost 30 years ago I helped my father to landscape our newly-built family home during the school holidays. It was so rewarding and from there I developed a love of working outdoors and creating something from scra
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This Is The Life!
No Australian home is complete without a swimming pool — but it doesn’t have to be in the backyard. With inspired design and skilled construction, a pool can be built in a courtyard, on a roof terrace, along the side of the house or, as is the case h
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Enchanted Evenings
Too often, garden lighting drifts to the bottom of the list when planning a new landscape, but if you want to use your outdoor spaces after the sun sets, it should be given the same importance as where to place the swimming pool or what paving to use
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Art Of Reinvention
Having worked closely with the homeowner on multiple projects in the past, designer Mike Cass, founder of mike CASS creative and design it landscapes, relished the opportunity to again join forces. This time the goal was to revitalise a tired 90-year
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Holiday At Home
The popularity of the outdoor room continues to grow in Australia — and for good reason. It creates an outdoor destination that entices you out into the garden and it’s a space where you can enjoy the shade while you kick back and relax. Often, a qui
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