In our Designer | Inspirer series we are featuring some of our favourite landscape designers and architects – we met most of them at the 2017 and 2018 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). We found their display gardens to be inspiring, lovely, multi-purpose spaces that we would want to spend time in ourselves.
You can also get an insight into building an Achievable Garden for MIFGS 2018, with Gayle and Ricky and their edible garden, Retro Urbana.
They’re sharing their stories about what or who influenced them, their thoughts about creating garden spaces and what they are passionate about.
Ben Newell's love of native plants led him to design a relaxing boutique garden for this year's Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Over to you Ben.....
The nitty gritty
Our lil motley crew met doing Swinburne's Diploma of Landscape design in Wantirna and jumped at the chance to participate in this year's Melbourne Internataional Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) Avenue of Achievable Gardens.
Growing up on a Dairy and Beef farm between Rosedale and Maffra in East Gippsland, I was connected with the land at a very early age. Rehabilitating the creek that flowed through our property was my earliest encounter into gardening for the environment and I guess that is where my passion for the environment and animals developed.