Australian House & Garden has taken out top honours at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS).
A collaboration with Eckersley Garden Architecture, its show garden was awarded Best in Show, Gold Medal and Best Planting.
To mark the occasion of Australian House & Garden magazine’s 70th anniversary, editor-in-chief Lisa Green invited longtime collaborators Eckersley Garden to design a contemporary garden, Australian Case Study Garden, referencing plants and materials seen in our gardens over the past seven decades. “We’re absolutely thrilled this garden design has been recognised by the judges. It’s a huge credit to the E-GA design team, who took our brief and ran with it,” said Green.
From the vegie patch to the fruit trees, native plantings and ornamental shrubs to an outdoor fire and barbecue, recognisable elements have been given a modern makeover. The garden features enough lawn for a cricket game, a brick front fence, a pond and gum trees. There’s even a Hills Hoist in the mix.
“It’s wonderful to be collaborating with E-GA again on the occasion of House & Garden’s 70th birthday, said Green. “Fittingly, the garden contains many touchpoints from decades past and yet it is undeniably modern, the ideal garden for right now.”