Our Garden of Cloud & Stone (formerly New Century Garden) has won the Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape at AILA NSW awards. Thanks to all involved and to AILA for the recognition.
We are pleased to announce that our Clifftop Garden in Vaucluse has won the award of excellence for gardens at the AILA NSW awards this evening. Congratulations to all involved and all the best for the other entrants in the awards!
Our transformative project on the Eastern Terrace of Government House has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. You can read the Spectrum article here.
The garden has been well received thus far, and we are looking forward to seeing how it evolves over the next few years. We have prepared a detailed maintenance plan for the garden, considering the successional nature of the plantings, and how best to keep it presented to the standard required by Government House.
Xerochrysums and Bracteantha provide a vibrant floral display amongst the silver foliage of Eremophila, Westringia, Actinotus, and Pycnosorus
Groundcovers blend together to form a diverse edge – Chrysocephalum, Dampiera, Pelargonium, and Brachyscome
Smoke haze on site, climatic conditions present a challenge to an already ambitious garden
Complimentary yet contrasting forms with Chrysocephalum ‘Desert Orange’ and Wahlenbergia
We are thrilled to be a part of the Landscape As Protagonist Symposium hosted by Molonglo Group. The event will bring together a diverse mix of people within the discipline of landscape to spend a day interrogating the challenges facing our urban spaces. We can’t wait to share some of the outcomes from the discussions.
The whole episode is available to stream at the Australia by Design website. If you’re strapped for time there’s a brief interview with Jane along with some stunning shots of the garden at the 12:30 minute mark.
This garden sits on a cliff top site exposed to pacific winds, making it a challenging yet rewarding site for creating a living garden, diverse and interesting.
We wanted to work with what was on site, and expose the true nature of the escarpment. Building on the idea of exposing the cliff face, a tiered complex of roughback sandstone, succulents and grasses, traverses the space in between a lawn and a pond amassed with planting. The series of rocky outcrops, terraces that step and fold, feel as if the topography of the escarpment is pushing up through the garden bed.
Planting design borrows from the palette of pre-existing species, with grasses that wave in the wind, pickup the sun, and collect little drops of water that reflect the light.
The resulting garden is a delicate balance of not just functionality and framing, but creates a space for both humans and wildlife underscored by a slightly wild, rugged landscape.
Q & A with Jane Irwin in the latest issue of Good Weekend.
Constitution Avenue has received the Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape at the recent AILA ACT awards. Congratulations to the whole project team!
You can read more about the project and awards in this Foreground article.
A significant endeavour: Landscape architecture in Australia’s capital
A recent article in Foreground highlights the connection between Constitution Avenue, Campbell Section 5 and City to the Lake projects in reshaping a significant part of Canberra’s urban centre.