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How to define your Lines

Landscape architect Craig Wilson breaks down the use of straight vs curved paths. One of the key questions I ask garden design clients when putting together a design brief is if they prefer straight or curved lines in the proposed layout. While some clients are open to either, some will have strong views against one or the other. […]

Taking the Plunge

Green on Green

Craig Wilson takes a look at trends from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show stands out as the ‘must see’ southern hemisphere landscape event, and over the years famous Australian designers have ‘wowed’ the crowds with cutting-edge, high-budget, show-stopping displays. The recent 2017 show was no exception, […]

50 Shades of Green

Top-Shelf Country Living

Objects Ltd director Nic Curragh takes us through the brief, concept and best features of his award-winning design in Cust. Words: Victoria Tait, Photography: Sarah Rowlands What was the brief for this design? The site for this project is very exposed given its open rural setting. So, the brief was quite rigid in its requirement […]

Joining Forces

Love your Lawn

Landscape architect Craig Wilson looks at the options and benefits of artificial lawns. Landscaping projects can generally be broken down into two distinct components: the ‘hardscape’ and the ‘softscape’. A key element of the ‘softscape’ in Canterbury residential gardens is the humble lawn. Our childhood memories of backyard cricket, making daisy chains and backyard summer […]

The Art of a Garden

Planting a new garden this spring

Landscape architect Craig Wilson explores the native vs. exotic planting debate. There’s an interesting current debate being played out in the media, exploring the merits of exotic versus native plantings. It’s a multi-faceted, ongoing discussion with political, ecological and historical undertones. Putting aside the ideology and looking from a garden design perspective, it’s still an […]

Autumn gardening tips