World Landscape of the Year 2013 – in our own backyard!



We were very excited to read in Dezeen Daily that this beautiful Australian garden has won a very prestigious design award!

World Architecture Festival 2013: this year’s award for the best landscape project at the World Architecture Festival has gone to a botanical garden at a former quarry in Australia.

The Australian Garden

Situated in a former sand quarry in Cranbourne, outside Melbourne, The Australian Garden was designed by landscape studio Taylor Cullity Lethleanand plant expert Paul Thompson.

The Australian Garden

The garden is laid out as a journey through Australian fauna, from the desert to the coast, set among buildings and beside artificial lakes.

The Australian Garden

The garden showcases 170,000 plants across 1700 species, and is used by both researchers and the public.

The Australian Garden

“This garden brilliantly summarises the great variety of Australian flora as well as the large part of the country which is arid desert,” said the panel of judges. “Like a botanic garden, it is a collection of difference, but with a strong unifying set of journeys through the various landscapes.

The Australian Garden

“This landscape stood out with its originality and strong evocation of Australian identity without having to use any signs or words – just the beautiful flora of Australia’s countryside.”

The Australian Garden

If you would like more info on this fantastic showcase of Australian talent, jump on the website of Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne – 

Thanks to Dezeen Daily for sharing these great images.



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