Influential Australian Garden People: Their Stories

Author(s): Anne Vale


Immerse yourself in the lives of Australia's influential garden shapers and creators. Paul Bangay, Arno King and Janine Mendel may all create totally different style gardens but they share many similar experiences. The scent of rosemary around the sandpit, planting carrots as a five year old, or running free in the Australian bush are just some of the common childhood experiences that have sparked an interest in the natural world for this generation. Some have come to garden making or writing through science, architecture or the arts. Collectively they have a wealth of expertise, what makes them unique is their passion and individual vision for garden making in Australia in the 21st century. We can journey with them as they relate their own experience within the context of increased urbanisation, shifts in lifestyle choices and concern for environmental sustainability. As Australia negotiates this transition, important questions arise about the future shape of our gardens and our connection to them. Above all else, this generation represents a fundamental shift in the values and beliefs attached by our society to nature, landscape and cultivated spaces.

Product Information

Available through

Historian, lecturer and author Dr Anne Vale is an author, photographer, speaker, horticulturist, historian and teacher. Anne has written history booklets and garden guides on heritage gardens such as, Dalvui, Wombat Park, Durrol, Warroona Nursery and Kyneton Botanic Garden. She is the author or award winning Exceptional Australian Garden Makers (2013), a contributing author to Heritage Garden Review (UK), to the online directory on Australian Women Leaders, a writer for Garden Drum blog and a public speaker at conferences, Horticultural Societies, Historical Societies, Libraries etc

ABOUT ANNE VALE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSPOEMINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER 1 MIND SHAPERSJane EdmansonPaul PlantJosh ByrneJohn RaynerTim EntwisleAnnette McFarlaneMerilyn KuchelStephen Ryan.CHAPTER 2 GARDEN CREATORSArno KingFiona BrockhoffGrady BrandPaul BangayMyles BaldwinJanine MendelAndrew LaidlawPhilip JohnsonKate CullityJim FogartyMichael BlighCHAPTER 3 UNPACKING THE THEMESCONCLUSIONENDNOTESINDEXPHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS

General Fields

  • : 9780646958361
  • : Heriscapes
  • : Heriscapes
  • : 1.3
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Vale
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 200
  • : full colour