Australia enjoys an astonishing range of unusual and beautiful plants. First published in 2002, The Australian Garden was the first book to show how Australian plants can be used in all the major gardening styles. Choices include the untouched natural garden, coastal, arid, country, ‘walkabout’, grassland, cottage, wildflower, small and courtyard, plus even formal gardens where control, however unobtrusive, is of the essence.
Using Australian plants is critical to creating an ‘Australian garden’ and this book covers all aspects of design rather than following overseas trends featuring exotic plants.
The book includes features such as the beauty and tranquillity of water in gardens, adding touches of colour, appreciating sensuous elements and the joys of Australian wildlife within an harmonious mini native ecosystem.
Diana Snape led a team from the Australian Plants Society for eight years researching Australian plants in garden design. She has written many articles and books including, Australian Native Gardens.
Professor George Seddon, had a lifelong love of plants and in the Prologue to this book, he provides a deep and provocative analysis of how Australian plants should be used in garden design.
Simon Griffiths is Australia’s leading garden photographer.
John Landy, is a distinguished scientist, famous Olympic athlete, lifelong naturalist, author and former Governor of Victoria.