Plan to Plant

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.

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Formal Garden

Rain Gardens  

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Tropical Garden

Contemporary Native Garden

Permaculture Design

Cottage Garden


Rainforest Garden

Productive Food Gardens

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Low Maintenance Pool Surrounds

Productive Organic Gardens - Quality NOT Quantity

Aim for one meal a week from your productive garden for a start, and then as your experience and skills improve extend your growing areas to include many different crops. Stock take and re-sow weekly to compensate your harvest. Always ensure that you plan, prepare and plant with the season, and rotationally fallow your cropping area in between.
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