Child Friendly Gardens

When designing a garden, fulfilling the practical requirements of a child is a challenge. Children go through their stages quickly so bear in mind that some of the elements may be temporary and you’ll still want to enjoy your garden after they’ve gone. Here are some tips on how to have a garden the entire family […]

Balcony Gardens

Balcony gardens can be tricky. There are space considerations, for one. More importantly, the weather can impact dramatically because balcony plants often receive either full sun or total shade and can be in relatively windy positions. But there is a wide range of plants suitable for balconies. You need plants that are tough and tolerate […]

Vertical Gardens

22nd April 2014   In the right place, Vertical Gardens are like living tapestries that bring drama and theatre to a space by hiding an overbearing wall, and using its height to bring green scale to the area.  The other reason designers like to use Vertical Gardens is because they are efficient at giving all […]

Plant Secrets

I’ve been lucky enough to design gardens in every state and territory in Australia, and I’ve designed gardens in America, Japan and several in New Zealand.  People seem bewildered and misguided as to my talents for selecting plants for these clearly different plant zones.  It’s easier than you might think! It simply requires your powers of observation to […]

In the Media

Peter’s gardens have been featured in countless magazines and news articles. Below we have highlighted the best of the best.

Frangipanis – Tropical Delight!

A frangipani is a low-maintenance way to add a sweet scent and a hint of the tropics. Pretty, sweetly scented flowers, non-invasive roots, low water requirements and an attractive umbrella shape make the frangipani (Plumeria) tree a welcome addition to any outdoor space, particularly modern settings or resort-style gardens. In full bloom, the branches of […]

The Mighty Magnolia

11/2/15 The wide variety of Evergreen Magnolias available to us are growing all the time, as plant importers listen to their buyers who demand; hardy, pest free, attractive plants to make a visual feature  and, at the same time, meet a practical requirement in their garden.  They can now be found all over the world […]

French Garden

Using the word ‘French’ to describe something, immediately conjures up descriptive words like; stylish, good quality, tasty, indulgent, and so they go on. The French have an unspoken ownership on things that look good and things that taste good. I always think that anything French, has a certain style, and traditionally they probably do. I […]