7 Ideas for Designing and Landscaping a Backyard Naturescape Playground

The concepts of sustainability and providing a better future for our younger generations are intertwined with physical and mental health. We can…

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We Need to Talk about Concrete

Did you know that the environmental impacts of concrete are out of control and that the carbon dioxide produced from the production of concrete are a…

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Sustainability of Horizontal Garden Surfaces

In order to walk around your garden, or to have open spaces for table and chairs, you might be seeking to install a surface that is firm, attractive…

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Greening Cities

If we live in city suburbs we are now used to seeing old houses in established gardens being pulled down to make way for new large houses, dual…

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An Eclectic Family Garden

This garden has evolved for just over 12 years since the owners, Mim and Paul, moved in. They run a landscape design and construction business, and…

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An Inspiring Thornbury Garden

A garden created by Sharon and Craig Harris, recently opened to the public in Melbourne as part of SGA's Open Gardens and Tours program, attracted a…

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A Return to Nature – Organic Design

Just over a year ago we featured an article on Wellbeing Gardening that I highly recommend reading as a precursor to this article. It summarised the…

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Crepe Myrtle – a Beautiful Shade Tree

Lagerstroemia indica, commonly known as Crepe Myrtle has been a classic favorite of gardeners for many years. It’s almost impossible to resist this…

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Your Garden and your Ecological Footprint

Can what we do in our gardens affect our ecological footprint? You bet it does, and we explore here just how. Do you know what Australia’s ecological…

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Insect Hotels

Supporting Biodiversity?  or just Garden Art? Ever wondered where all those bugs go in the winter or when it rains? They don’t pack their bags and…

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