JILA’s Clifftop Garden wins AILA NSW Award of Excellence

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!

JILA’s Clifftop Garden Shortlisted for Houses Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce that our clifftop garden in Vaucluse has been shortlisted in the Garden or Landscape category for this year’s Houses Awards. Winners are announced on the 31st of July.


Government House Garden Featured in Spectrum

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


Forest Edge Garden wins National Award of Excellence

Our Forest Edge garden was recognised at the AILA National Awards last week, and was the recipient of the AILA National Gardens Award of Excellence. The jury stated:

‘Design restraint is an important tool in the landscape architecture profession, and Forest Edge uses this tool to perfection. The approach has been to bring together the site’s geology, flora and aspect, along with the transitional patterns of fire and drought, to deliver a garden that draws its aesthetic appeal from the landscape in which it sits. The design focuses on resilience, from careful species selection to careful water management regimes.

Forest Edge maintains all the usual elements of a residential garden, but it delivers these in a way that brings long-term appreciation of the wider landscape and a desire to manage and protect its delicate ecological attributes.’