Rural Australian Gardens
A luscious coffee-table book featuring stunning photographs and fascinating stories from some of the most beautiful and diverse gardens of properties around the country.
Like many of us, landscape designer Myles Baldwin dreams of living in the country one day. For Rural Australian Gardens, he travelled from subtropical and temperate to alpine and arid regions around the country to find the best and most unusual gardens. From newly established gardens to those that have evolved over generations, he discovered that Australians' approach to their properties is as diverse and unexpected as the landscape itself - and that resourcefulness and a sense of place are essential ingredients in creating the most successful of them. As well as revealing the stories behind the gardens, Rural Australian Gardens includes practical horticultural information on using trees, hedges, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers in rural settings around Australia.
Myles Baldwin, one of Australia's leading landscape designers, trained at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens and Government House, where he developed an interest in a broad diversity of plant material and a passion for period garden design. In 1999, he was awarded a Director's Medal for services to the Botanic Gardens, and the next year took on the role as head gardener at Bronte House in Sydney.