Australian House & Garden has taken out top honours at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). A collaboration with Eckersley Garden Architecture (E-GA), the show garden was awarded Best in Show, Gold Medal and Best Planting.
To mark the occasion of Australian House & Garden magazine’s 70th anniversary, Editor-In-Chief Lisa Green invited long-time collaborators Eckersley Garden to design a contemporary Australian Case Study Garden referencing plants and materials seen in Aussie gardens during the past seven decades. “We’re absolutely thrilled this garden design has been recognised by the judges. It’s a huge credit to the E-GA design team who took our brief and ran with it, “ said Green.
From the veggie patch to the fruit trees, native plantings and ornamental shrubs to an outdoor fire and BBQ, recognisable elements have been given a modern makeover. The garden features enough lawn for a cricket game, a brick front fence, a pond and gum trees. There’s even a Hills Hoist in the mix.
“We’ve used a variety of plantings to balance the deliberately weathered materials, in a reference to the colourful patchwork of cultures in Australia today,” said Clare Mackarness from E-GA.
“It’s wonderful to be collaborating with E-GA on the occasion of House & Garden’s 70th birthday,” said Green. “Fittingly, the garden contains many touch points from decades past and yet it is undeniably modern; the ideal garden for right now.”