I dont divide landscape architecture and gardening; to me they are one.

Luis Barragan.


Gardening has always been an art essentially.

Robert Irwin.


It is not necessary to be too avant-garde as you risk not being understood.

Domenico Dolce


“The Avant Gardener feeds flowers to his manure and charges prices he believes are not to be sniffed at” 
― Dean Cavanagh


willing to bend traditional rules


It's in my roots.


My grandma was a gardener. She had the hugest silver birch you'd ever seen, with millions of cicadas living in it. She had hydrangeas and camellias and thousands of freesias and the most amazing baby's tears moss growing all along the path on the shady side of the house. I remember her religiously planting lobelia seedlings every year.

My mum is a gardener. When I was young mum always had flowers from the garden in the house. She still does. We had a big garden with lots of different garden beds and lots of different plants. I remember trying to grow avocadoes in milk bottles, unsuccessfully transplanting grandma's moss, and being so disappointed over the death of many an African Violet and Venus Fly Trap. I made mum give me my own garden bed and I've been gardening seriously ever since. In 2004 I completed a Certificate of Garden Design at RMIT. This is when I started designing gardens for others.  

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