‘A moment in nature’: gardening trends that will define the future – Sydney Morning Herald

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‘A moment in nature’: gardening trends that will define the future – Sydney Morning Herald


By Megan Backhouse

How our gardens could be, as opposed to how most of them actually are, has always been the main focus of the biennial Australian Landscape Conference, and last month’s event was no different.

With more than 16 talks over two days, much ground was covered and, unlike in previous years, at least half of it was Australian. Fleur Flanery, who acquired the conference from Warwick and Sue Forge in 2019, had increased the number of local speakers.

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Philip Cox’s garden on the south coast of NSW, as it appears in his 2020 book An Australian Garden: Reimagining a Native Landscape.Credit:Jason Busch

Alongside designers and gardeners from Britain, the United States, Japan and Sweden – who gave online lectures – they covered such issues as the importance of “care” over “maintenance” and of plants
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