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'Australian Case Study Garden' by Eckersley Garden Architecture and House & Garden

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House & Garden and Eckersley Garden Architecture win Gold, Best in Show and People’s Choice at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

And that’s a wrap!

Late nights at the drawing board and a lot of sweat on the worksite have paid off with Eckersley Garden Architecture taking out plenty of awards for their MIFGS display. Marking House & Garden Magazine’s 70th birthday, the collaborative team were awarded Gold and Best in Show from the judges as well as pleasing the public with the People’s Choice award.

The garden which pays ‘homage to the Aussie backyard’ references native landscapes and pays tribute to our European gardening heritage. “Our design combines raw and robust materials with a mongrel planting palette”, explains the E-GA design team which consists of Clare Mackarness, Joshua Cocks and Rupert Baynes-Williams.

Among the materials palette of brick and gravel, E-GA has used Eco Outdoor Luca crazy paving which ties seamlessly in with the colour palette and the purposely imperfect aesthetic.

“Importantly, the design used materials and plants accessible to all. From the veggie patch to the fruit trees, native plantings and ornamental shrubs to an outdoor fire/BBQ, recognisable elements have been given a modern makeover. There’s enough lawn for a cricket game, a brick front fence, a pond and gum trees. Naturally.”

Here are some images of the garden from Instagrammers who visited MIFGS:

Congratulations to the entire team at House & Garden and E-GA for pulling off another beautiful MIFGS display garden. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next year!

Feature image: Eckersley Garden Architecture