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BioMimicry

BioMimicry

By on May 8, 2014 in Blogs | 0 comments

Sometime back I wrote about BioMimicry. This topic has now found fresh ground by researchers trying to add the ‘glow’ phenomenon to street trees that will glow in the dark & we can eliminate street lights! While this is an exciting prospect, what does this do to the antagonism towards genetically modified plants? We need to be watchful of the dangers associated with...

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Spiritual Retreat Garden

Spiritual Retreat Garden

By on Apr 29, 2014 in Portfolio | 0 comments

  This is a Community Space landscape (for spiritual retreat) for a missionary organisation. The design principles employed are based on symbolism of the philosophical tenets. There is a creek running through the site and a lot of planning has gone in to modulate the design with Ecological & Arboriculture recommendations, site constraints and usage brief of the...

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Villa Gamberaia

Villa Gamberaia

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Spotlight | 0 comments

  Villa Gamberaia was top of my list when researching Italian gardens to visit: sound advice from a friend that has visited most of them. Built in the early 1600s and noted for its magnificent gardens, Villa Gamberaia is located in Settignano amongst the hills of Florence, about 25 minutes by bus from the city centre. Read...

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Villa D’Este

Villa D’Este

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Spotlight | 0 comments

My Italian trip plan began with an idea for an adventure – that I could occupy the same air spaces that Julius Caesar, Michelangelo and Galileo breathed in, and explore the monuments we learned about in school history lessons, the art and architecture studied at the School of Architecture, and the Italian gardens included in horticultural studies at Ryde TAFE. Read...

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Landscape Design

Landscape Design

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Our Services | 0 comments

A garden provides visual stimulation, is a place for contemplation and relaxation and offers a spiritual balm. At Earth Matters Consulting we combine botanical elements to create a landscape that endeavours to meet all expectations. The landscape design takes into consideration your requirements to create spaces that are beautiful, functional and very YOU. We draw on the potential of your outdoor space. After an initial meeting to acquaint with the site and the brief we discuss the design options, products, materials and the budget. A customised design package is worked out which can range from basic schematic proposal to planting plans, to detailed drawings for council approval.  ...

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