Bay Tree (Laurus nobilis)

Screening and hedging plants are in greater demand than ever, and one particular plant is gaining popularity, with good reason – the Bay Tree (Laurus nobilis). Bay trees make excellent [...]

April 5th, 2020|

Garden Lighting

Choosing the right lighting for your garden design is just as important as the design itself. At Ian Barker Gardens our lighting philosophy is to ‘light up by candlelight, rather [...]

March 20th, 2020|

Hawthorn – Garden Design Project

There is certainly great art in creating a garden that respects a home’s heritage architecture, whilst simultaneously providing contemporary style and energy. Ian Barker’s team have painstakingly achieved this in [...]

March 10th, 2020|

Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors

‘A great house is always a strong marriage of architecture, landscape and interiors’, says Rob Mills, Director of award-winning Melbourne based practice Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors (RMA). RMA design [...]

March 3rd, 2020|

Curves or Straight Lines?

There has been a pendulum swing between curves and straight lines since landscape design came into being. Gardens with mostly straight lines are more formal in appearance than those with [...]

February 3rd, 2020|