A spectacular Camellia for winter colour in the garden

This gorgeous Camellia japonica is called ‘Dixie Knight Supreme’ and could not fail to lift the spirits on even the dreariest winter’s day. And isn’t that what gardens are all about – to bring joy into our lives. Camellias are one of the...
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Revitalizing Glasgow with quirky landscape design

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games starting today we thought that we’d share this fantastic image of ‘Phoenix Flowers’, a landscape design project in Glasgow with you. ‘Phoenix Flowers’ by British architects, Rankin Fraser, is situated in the...
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Clever green recycling ideas from landscape designers

Recycling or using waste materials to make a contemporary design statement in the landscape needs imagination and often a little thinking outside the square. The surprise factor is often in the unexpected or sometimes the beauty and simplicity of how the recycled material has...
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Landscape designer Steve Oatley talks about one of his landscape designs in Glenhaven, Sydney

In this blog we look at some of the considerations of the landscape designer that go into delivering a landscape design to meet the client’s brief. In this lovely garden in Glenhaven one of the clients was from the USA and had some quite specific requests. What was the...
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Interview with Outdoor Design & Living – The story of a garden design

Ever wondered how landscape designers come up with garden designs? Here’s an interview with Steve Oatley that demystifies the design process and construction of a large garden on the North Shore in Sydney. Who designed the garden? Steve Oatley of Living Colour Landscapes....
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