WATCH: Kate Cullity & Fiona Brockhoff on Australian garden design

Professional garden design has a short but rich history in Australia, dominated by the influence of 20th-century luminaries such as Edna Walling, Ellis Stones and Gordon Ford. These brilliant individuals were in large part responsible for celebrating and popularising a distinctly ‘Australian’ approach to garden-making, which emphasised the use of native plants, and local ecological systems and landforms.

But Australia has changed a lot since the close of the last century, both climatically and culturally. What makes for a successful garden in Australia now? What characterises contemporary Australian garden design, as distinct from the legacy of these 20th century greats?

In this live in-store conversation, garden designer Fiona Brockhoff and landscape architect Kate Cullity consider these questions and discuss how they approach the design of their own gardens.