ABC Radio National – The New Australian Garden

From rainforest gardens to Mediterranean cloud gardens, Japanese courtyard gardens to ‘chainsaw’ gardens, Australian garden design has been a constantly evolving project.

Designer Michael Bates has been at the forefront of landscape design for over three decades. He talks about the defining features of the new Australian garden and gives us some tips on how to create a place of refuge and tranquillity in our own backyards.

Michael Bates, garden designer and author of The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for Living.

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