Garden Design in and around Brisbane
The term 'Garden Style' is a combination of themed arrangements of plants, landscape products and materials that reflect a gardens mood.
All home owners should understand the reasons for choosing a particular garden style. As a horticulturalist, it is my job to advise on the garden style that is best suited to your needs, your architecture and your environment. When I choose landscape plants they are selected on the basis of a preferred garden style. I consider many constraints and parameters imposed by the client, the site and the surrounding environment. Finally, I choose my selections based on plant vigor and performance.
The Australian Open Garden Scheme is a fantastic way to visit gardens in your area and is a unique opportunity to study garden design & style. It is also a great way to learn about plants, and how they are successfully used in horticulture. I am currently preparing a series of Garden Design Fact Sheets (downloadable PDF's) to illustrate the following garden styles that are represented in and around the Brisbane area.
Look at the benefits of integrating both productive gardens such as vegetable patches and orchards, with more ornamental and natural systems on the one site! This can save space and precious resources. In fact, some plants can be companion planted to achieve better yields. There are many hundreds of plant guilds that work together like this.