Saturday 15 April and Sunday 16 April 2023

Backyard Bliss

Yardstick are renown for maximising the potential of small spaces and have excelled in this garden, fitting a superb outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, entertainment area, outdoor fire place, swimming pool with spa, raised veggie bed and fruit trees into a tight 165m2 space! The garden is resort-like, functional, stylish and crammed with different textures, […]

Peacock Place

An imaginative low maintenance garden planted mainly with natives and water efficient species and perfectly complementing the sustainable strawbale home. Hidden to the side is a small secluded sitting area with a pergola and quietly bubbling water feature. The back garden is designed for relaxation and entertaining with a swimming pool, sauna, pizza oven, chooks, […]

St Michael’s College – Reflective Garden

Through a collaborative and student-led consultation, DAS Studio and their team explored the idea of a garden for reflection in this stunning project. The brief of a connection to water and with flexibility to be used as an outdoor classroom led to the creation of a garden sheltered away from the everyday noise and commotion of […]

Dragon Tree

A handsome and large Dragon tree planted early 1900 on the boundary within the adjacent park dominated the front garden and was the impetus for the design and plant choices. Unfortunately the tree was vandalised which brought infection and it slowly died being removed by Council about a year ago. As a tribute a new […]


Mature trees and a large area in front of the impressive Tudor-style home provided an opportunity to create a remarkable garden. A long, curved drive surrounds a generous lawn edged with garden beds crammed with pretty flowering plants and grasses with stone walling adding structure and interest. A rotunda in the back garden has been […]


Landscaped to blend aesthetically with its Blackwood and Adelaide Hill’s surroundings this garden nicely caters for the needs of a young family. Using curves, recycled materials, corten steel and an interesting selection of water efficient plants, Ground Designs have created an inspiring natural look that is attractive, usable and low maintenance. A unique firepit and […]


A surprising number of productive plants have been cleverly and creatively combined with ornamentals to make an inspiring garden space suited to relaxation and entertaining. Several contrasting but complementary surface materials have been used unconventionally and add to the individuality of the garden. A firepit and a wow-factor feature created from tall tubular planters add […]


This large leafy garden beautifully compliments the architecture of the lovely old villa-style home. Beneath big trees, expansive lawns are bordered by lush garden beds filled with flowering plants and a sprinkling of contrasting silver foliage. Hedges add a dash of formality as well as loosely creating garden ‘rooms’ and several superb sculptures enhance the […]


A small back garden designed for family living and entertaining. The style is eclectic with curves and angled lines creatively combined with plants chosen for their coloured or textured foliage. A steel, wisteria-clad pergola wraps around the house and shelters the alfresco entertainment deck and trees provide shade and a leafy outlook. Corten steel panels […]

Glenelg North

A decked alfresco and a striking backlit privacy screen catch the eye, but it is the infinity-edged swimming pool with its shimmering water and striking black-tiled walls that takes centre stage in this compact back garden. The designer has used the challenging access and existing levels to their advantage and the wet edge pool is […]