The Weekly Times – Book Review

DEC 13, 2017 / THE WEEKLY TIMES

NO LONGER is a garden an area of land used for growing flowers and plants.

Rather, according to landscaper Michael Bate in this book, it is a “destination space”.

“The Australian obsession with property has driven our business powerfully, and the expectation of the sort of garden that is desirable is an ever-changing feast,” Michael writes in the introduction.

The New Australian Garden is a beautifully presented coffee table book that gives his account of the design, construction and planting of 18 gardens, all of which “represent a new movement in landscape design”.

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