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Student & Graduate success celebrated

We’re delighted to be celebrating the success of new garden design talent at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Special congratulations to LCGD students Andy Sargood and Madeleine Holyman (below left) who won the award of excellence and a Gold medal for their Challenger Achievable garden called ‘Look Within’. LCGD graduate Sarah McLauchlan (below right) won the competition to create her ‘Nature’s Pantry’ garden for Open Gardens Victoria and Rachael Saulle created the ‘Soundwave Garden’ (above) which was used by musicians during...

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LCGD Director given top award at Melbourne flower show

Our Director Brent Reid has been awarded the prestigious “Spirit of the Show’ awarded at this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. The award was given for Brent’s dedication to supporting new design talent and his commitment to championing excellence in horticulture. Brent is well known within the horticulture industry and this award acknowledges the work he has achieved and the regard with which the industry holds him.

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For the plant lovers!

We’re looking forward to the 2024 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show where LCGD Melbourne will be hosting the very popular Border Garden Competition. The competition will be bigger and better with the support of our tutors and the industry experience of the team at the London College of Garden Design Melbourne. This exciting competition is a platform to help emerging garden designers and experts show what is possible to achieve in a tiny space with a sole focus on plants. The focus here is on all plants and making the greenlife the star of the space!

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Design sustainability

A key focus for any landscape designer today is to design and operate in a sustainable way. Whether that’s simply managing design detail so that it minimises waste, sourcing from rentable suppliers to creating sustainable planting designs. Increasingly designers will have to think about measuring their impact and all around the world planning authorities are introducing requirements for new build that take account of the environmental impact of new developments.

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Landscape design or Garden design – what’s the difference?

Let’s clear up any confusion around the interchangeable use of these two terms in the design profession. We choose to switch between Landscape Design and Garden Design in our marketing material as the former is more common in the UK where our partner college is located, and the latter is more common in the Australian industry although garden design is becoming more widely used. By definition, these two terms are the same.

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Get ready for the the garden show

We will be back at Carlton Gardens in the heart of Melbourne for this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show with an even larger display of planting borders to inspire you with take home ideas and, for the first time this year, a series of planting design talks in our own talks marquee.

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