garden design

City cornucopia

Increasing wellbeing and connection to nature, reducing food miles to food metres, and turning waste streams into resources: it’s increasingly clear that urban agriculture is a vital ingredient for sustainable cities.

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Planting beyond tomorrow: selecting resilient trees for your garden

A tree planted today will (hopefully) still be thriving more than a century from now. But with many established trees already stressed by climate extremes, Michael Tanner explains how to factor in the future when selecting resilient trees for your garden.

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Small spaces gardening

Higher density living affects outdoor spaces as well as our homes – but small in size doesn’t have to mean short on greenery. Kate Smalley from Small Spaces Garden Design explains how to make the most of courtyards, balconies and vertical spaces.

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House and garden: an integrated approach

Often gardens play second fiddle to house design–a deck and a vegie patch tacked on once the build is accounted for and if any budget remains. Free Range Food Gardens permaculture landscape gardener Gordon Williams makes the case for an integrated approach.

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Up to 60 per cent of the water used in an average home is used outside.