Garden Design Fest

Garden DesignFest, Australia’s premier open garden show was held this past weekend (November 17th and 18th), and we’re pleased to report it was a great success! With 100% of the net proceeds going to charities selected by the Rotary Club of Kew, it was an event that we at Ian Barker Gardens were proud to be involved in.

We were fortunate enough to have the permission of our clients, Anna and Adam to open their stunning garden in Malvern East for a second time. This garden was originally opened to the public 4 years ago, 2 years after its completion, so it was fantastic to be able to see how the garden has progressed since then.

We hope all who attended Garden DesignFest had a brilliant time viewing the beautiful gardens, blessed with the extraordinary weather we had over the weekend. We would like to thank the organizers of Garden DesignFest as well as the volunteers from the Rotary Club of Kew, the community volunteers and our staff members for putting on such a well organized event and for volunteering their time for a good cause. And lastly, of course, a huge thanks to Anna and Adam for their generosity in allowing us all into their private space.

Lush garden in Malvern East with plenty of greenery. Landscape design and construction by Ian Barker Gardens.
The spectacular garden in Malvern East
Garden Maintenance Manager, Fergus answering questions in the Malvern East garden designed by Ian Barker at Garden Design Fest 2012.
Our Maintenance Manager, Fergus answering one of many questions.
The gorgeous and sweet scented David Austen Roses are in full bloom in this garden in Malvern East, which was designed, constructed and is maintained by Ian Barker Gardens. Perfect for the Garden DesignFest weekend!
We were lucky enough to catch the David Austen Roses in full bloom.
The landscape design by Ian Barker Gardens perfectly compliments the beautiful Queen Anne Style of this unique house in Melbourne's Malvern East (circa 1880).
The garden design compliments the beautiful Queen Anne style house (circa 1880).
Curious members of the public strolling through the beautiful garden in Malvern East, designed and constructed by Ian Barker Gardens, during Garden DesignFest.
What a great day!