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Urban Garden Enrichment (NSW)
Category Winner Residential Construction $70k to $150k Creating a private garden oasis on a cramped city-fringe plot complete with a dining zone, barbecue area, sun lounge and spa was a daunting task requiring ingenuity, expert design and quality mat
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MY FAVOURITE 5 Flowers for bees
Borage is an annual plant that grows up to 50cm tall and is covered in pretty blue flowers. They’re perfect to include around the veggie patch if you’re growing tomatoes because - in addition to attracting European honey bees — Borage will attract Au
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Backyard and Outdoor Living
Editor April Ossington Writer Linda Baraciolli Contributors Angie Thomas, Kylie Baracz, Karen Booth, Carrol Baker Sub-Editor Michelle Segal Designer Malinda Hadiwidjojo Publisher Martin White Cover Design by Space Landscape Designs National Partnersh
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Nature's Best Landscapes (Vic)
Category Winner Residential Construction $150k to $250k Behind the unassuming facade of a Victorian home in Melbourne’s inner-city lies a surprisingly minimalist backyard oasis complete with infinity pool, landscaped garden and pool house. Heavily in
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Spring Has Sprung
We often focus our attention on furnishing the inside of our homes, forgetting to utilise the often-neglected outdoor areas. However, outdoor zones such as balconies, courtyards, gardens or decks can be used as an extension of the inside living space
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Gorgeous, Gorgeous Gardens
Spring is the best time to get out in the garden. The winter chill has gone, the days are getting longer and your garden is about to burst into life. To get your grass going, get out in the garden and fork and aerate your lawn. In early spring, apply
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Be Kind To The Earth
These days, most people understand the importance of recycling, re-using, minimising waste and being kinder to the planet. For many of us, making a choice about reducing our environmental footprint is important, but sometimes the busyness of life get
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Yards (Qld)
Winner Residential Landscaper of the Year Category Residential Construction up to $70k Arefined, contemporary and minimal garden in Brisbane's riverside suburb of Hawthorne took out the residential category under $70k for a design that perfectly comp
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Fine Vines
We live up the road from a vineyard. It was planted around six years ago on what was open pasture and enjoys a cracking view across Lake Barrington towards Black Bluff and Cradle Mountain in northwest Tasmania. The vines are now well established and
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Best In Bounce
Trampolines can bring many years of fun for kids and families, but only if they’re built to last. That’s why it’s important to source a trampoline with the highest-quality specifications, and built with the best materials, to prolong the life of the
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Living Style Landscapes (Qld)
Category Winner Residential Construction over $250k Aspectacular, off-the-grid eco lair situated on the doorstep of Noosa National Park, Domic is a state-of-the-art residence that is both gentle and bold, blending seamlessly into the local landscape
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Best Of Pool Design
This project in Sans Souci is an innovative space for outdoor relaxation. It features dominant colours in different shades of white and blue to evoke a palpable sense of refined comfort and luxury. With a flooring finish that features travertine, the
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No Time Like The Present
We’re all guilty of it. Turning a blind eye to the peeling paint on the fence, the gutters sprouting sticks and leaves, or the hedge that is so unkempt and snaggly it’s starting to look rather sinister. After all, if it’s a sunny weekend, we have mor
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Keep Cosy Outside
To step up the sophistication of your outdoor living, an outdoor fireplace is the perfect way to extend the footprint of your home and create better flow between inside and out. A cosy fireplace not only adds ambience to your backyard, but with multi
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CBD Landscape Construction (Qld)
Winner Commercial Landscaper of the Year Category Winner Commercial Construction over $1M Representing cutting-edge medical advancements and gold-standard patient care, The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) building and adjoining
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Garden Mate To The Rescue
With an exceptionally wet summer, particularly along Australia’s east coast that saw devastating floods and severe waterlogging, and a rather cold winter, our gardens are in need of some tender loving care. While some plants have enjoyed these condit
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Fruit Of The Vine
Tomatoes are among the most popular and rewarding crops in the summer vegetable garden. While all fruit and vegetables taste better picked fresh from the garden, when it comes to homegrown flavour, tomatoes are in a class of their own. As well as tas
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A Call To The Outdoors
Growing produce and connecting with nature are the inspiration for this abundant kitchen garden. Featuring a large lawn for sports (and cartwheels!), a stone pizza oven and a thriving veggie garden, this beautiful backyard is fit for all ages and nee
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An Artistic Choice
Outdoor spaces are integral to Australian homes, providing places of refuge, peace, recreation, play and socialisation. As Australians navigate to a life more focused on home living, it is only natural that we are creating spaces that act as a comfor
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Fire It Up!
Everyone is drawn to fire. Having a chiminea or fire pit in your garden entices people to gather, relax and interact; it also extends the use of your outdoor living space, creating warmth and ambience all year round. And when it comes to woodfired co
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LD Total (WA)
Category Winner Commercial Construction up to $500k The first play structure of its kind in Perth, the Catalina Plane Playground pays tribute to the Catalina Sea Planes flown by allied forces in WWII. Situated in the newly built Catalina residential
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Dream Team
Who doesn’t love a stylish, cosy outdoor Space? Somewhere you can make lifelong memories with your tribe or entertain your friends and family in your own bespoke style. Ramp up the warmth factor at home with a gas, ethanol, electric or wood heater or
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Editor's Note
Spring has sprung and what a fantastic time to get out into the garden — for both work and play. To help get you motivated, our Maintenance feature this issue details how you can get your outdoor space in top shape for the warmer months. Do you need
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Drab To Fab
Spring has arrived, bringing an end to hibernating indoors to escape the cold and saying hello to warmer weather, the great outdoors, and entertaining friends and family in our backyards. This is also the time when we start turning our attention to o
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Wow Factor
Garden sculptures usually take the form of a delicate water fountain or friendly gnome, but this epic garden design takes outdoor art to the next level. Featuring a 16m, three-dimensional, sculptural ribbon, the underused side of this Vaucluse home w
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Landscape Solutions Qld (Qld)
Category Winner Commercial Construction $500k to $1M Devastated by terrible flooding in 2011, Brisbane’s former riverside restaurant precinct in South Bank has undergone a glamorous facelift. From fine dining to leafy promenade, Riverside Green is a
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In The Know
Want to add some extra personality to your outdoor decor and garden room? Merging bold concrete and subtle tactility, the Ossa ribbed oval dining table is the perfect centrepiece for an inviting alfresco space. It’s a match made in heaven with the Os
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Lifestyle Choice
You know that something has gone from trend to must-have when you find it’s become an essential element of every new display home. If you haven’t been in the market for a new home recently and done the rounds of the display villages, then you might n
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Spring Into Action
The modern yet timeless Navagio outdoor sofa and occasional chair features a strong contemporary silhouette using robust materials, the combination of which creates a balanced alternation of form and functionality. The design boasts low-seated cushio
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Shadow Cabinet
My neighbour’s sunroom is filled with potted plants. Some are the usual suspects you’d expect to find indoors such as devil’s ivy and ferns, but last winter she moved one of her favourite herbs indoors as well. A late sowing had produced lots of basi
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