Design Ideas and Inspiration

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Create your little piece of paradise with tropical garden design

I’m up here in gorgeous Port Douglas in Far North Queensland and it truly is a tropical paradise brimful of fabulous garden design at every turn. The lush rainforest of the Daintree and the glorious stretch of white sand known as Four Mile Beach form the geographical backdrop to Port Douglas, set between the tropical waters of the old,...
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Rainforest songs

Speckled greens and stocky, catcalling from high in the treetops and flitting down to the mossy patch worked paths, a Cat Bird cries in the beauty of the day. Liana highways stretch to the canopy of the green skyscrapers of the forest. Orchids and ferns cling and festoon the crooks and out stretched branches of this green tapestry. Tree...
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A berry nice place to visit

I was singing that great Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid song, “Raindrops keep falling on my head”as we pulled up to the gate of our good friend’s property perched high on Bundawallah Mountain, overlooking the very picturesque township of Berry, the Shaolhaven River and heads to the south, and north to Gerroa and Gerringong. What a...
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Sculpture in the garden

Since Venus, God of love and beauty, was hailed as the presiding deity of gardens by the Roman poet Varro she has been blessed with a long and prosperous reign and sculpture in the garden has continued to be an important ingredient in garden design throughout the history of constructed landscapes. Many contemporary sculptures still explore the...
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The Feng Shui of water gardens

Feng Shui stands for water and wind and when water is activated by wind there is a flow of well being through your life. A simple water bowl at your front door can create balance, harmony and prosperity in your environment. When placed to the right of your front door entrance your water feature can bring you good luck. And we could all do with...
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Hot summer sale 20% off

Wondering what sort of plants manage in a harsh Australian Summer? We’ve got a beautiful range of potted succulents in a range of sophisticated pots perfect for terrace gardens, city living, or to enhance areas of your existing garden. LIVING COLOUR LANDSCAPES has 20% off all showroom floor stock until the end of February. Drop in to 1/748...
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Our courtyard, new Sydney design hub in Redfern

Come and explore The Courtyard, our new outdoor showroom at 748 Bourke Street Redfern. The Courtyard has been set up to share our design ideas and display garden pots, feature plants, sculpture and outdoor furniture.
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Champagne + Sculpture in the garden

Stephen is exhibiting at Sculpture + Champagne in the gardens at Peppers Craigieburn Retreat, Browral. Pop down to the Southern Highlands to wander around Craigieburn’s beautiful gardens, view some fabulous sculptures set around the extensive gardens and listen to some fabulous music on Saturday night, with the band including musicians Jim...
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Stephen selected to exhibit sculture

Our director Steve Oatley was recently selected to exhibit a sculpture at the inaugural Sculpture at Sawmillers, along the harbour foreshore at McMahon’s Point. Steve’s entry ‘Industria’ received one of two Highly Commended awards. The two day event was attended by thousands and opened by the Governor General Quentin Bryce.
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