Thanks to The Design Files for their article on our incredibly unique project in Deepdene.
“I used to pass this property everyday on the school bus, so it was one of the most rewarding jobs of my life to help bring back the original grandeur of this 150-year-old garden.” – Ian Barker
A snippet from this feature article written by Sasha Gattermayr:
A Majestic Restoration For A Legendary Heritage Garden
Local legend has it that this one-acre property in Deepdene, nine kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, was designed by William Guilfoyle in the 1860s. The creator of the Royal Botanic Gardens himself!
The historic suburban garden was brought to life over a century and a half ago, and contains plant life nearly as old. It’s even listed on the National Trust! The garden-loving clients who embarked upon the restoration project required a landscaping team who were sympathetic to the history of the plot and dedicated to restoring the heritage garden to its original grandeur. It required a lot of, well… trust!
Landscape designers Ian Barker Gardens were up to the task, combining modern practices with heritage style to ensure the charm of this slice of horticultural history for many years to come.
To read the article in full, click here.