Latest News

Please click on an article's title below to read more.

Click here to view the latest AILDM News email

Click here to subscribe>> and receive AILDM News direct to your email inbox.

The Redcliffe Garden & Lifestyle Expo is a celebration of gardens, lifestyle and sustainability. AILDM member Eva Porter of Porter Designs will be a presenter at the Expo.

A presentation on selecting timbers, their comparative performance, and maintenance tips.
The City of Charles Sturt Place Makers Grants are now open until the 25th July 2018.

Entries in AILDM's National Landscape Design Awards close on Friday 15 June 2018.
To attain full membership of AILDM you need to submit a portfolio of your best examples of work, following the portfolio guidelines to AILDM. This Q & A session will help guide through the process of preparing a portfolio.
Listen to Andrew Munro, Arno King, Dr Jeannie Sim and Sidonie Carpenter provide their narrative on planting design in a 15 minute “whiz bang” TED style talk, followed by some questions from the audience at this FBBGSA event.
Thank you to all who have registered for this event - it is now full.

Learn how to design to a budget and cost your projects so you can run a successful business.
A not to be missed opportunity for graduates and practising landscape architects and designers with enough experience and reputation to make the move to starting their own business.
SVC-Anston have launched the pocket park design competition. This competition is open to student and graduate landscape architects and designers in Victoria.
AILDM members and friends are invited to the next Queensland Round Table meeting to be held in Bardon on 10 May 2018
The 2018 Landscape Australia Conference: Sharing Local Knowledge for a Global Future will present six exciting design practices from our immediate region – New Zealand, India, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and China – that are creatively and optimistically tackling the complex challenges of the twenty-first century.
View a documentary on the work of Internationally acclaimed landscape designer Piet Oudolf
AILDM will once again host a Design Clinic at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
AILDM is hosting a small stand at the Expo where local designers will offer patrons a complimentary landscape design consultation to help get them started on their next project.
Register now for the Australian Landscape Conference to be held in Melbourne 23-27 March 2018.

Show that you are an AILDM member and get a 10% discount on your registration.
AILDM's end of year celebration will be held at 'Produce & Fuel' in Willoughby NSW on 8 December.

Please join us amidst the unique surroundings created by Mike Cass at his studio and shop as we celebrate the year that was and look forward to 2018.
Find out what is required in a portfolio to obtain full membership of AILDM. Have your own portfolio assessed by senior members of AILDM.
Find out from our panel of experts what you need to know when designing a swimming pool.
The late Paul Ramsay's Burradoo home, Yarrawin, will be open to the public for two days on the 21st and 22nd October 2017.
The Landscaping Victoria Boutique Gardens Competition for 2018 is now open for entries!
Entries close for the 57th AIH National Awards on 30 September.
The winners of AILDM's National Landscape Design Awards were announced on 26 August at their presentation evening in Sydney.
AILDM takes great pleasure in announcing the finalists for the 2017 National Landscape Design Awards Competition.

A record number of entries were received in the competition setting our judges a challenging task. We extend to them our thanks for sharing their time and expertise.
Alpine Nurseries will host a seminar and tour with a plant/horticulture focus on Tuesday 15 August for AILDM members.
AILDM's National Landscape Design Awards Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday 26 August at the Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney. Book now for this event.
Are you working on an interesting garden design project ?

If so Dream Gardens, ABC’s garden design show would love to hear from you. They are looking for a range of garden sizes, styles and budgets.
Join over 200 Landscape Architects, and their key Stakeholders and influencers and see firsthand the amazing projects completed by Landscape Architects in NSW by attending the prestigious AILA NSW Awards night at the Ivy Ballroom on the 27th of July.
A seminar for students of landscape design, recent graduates, and experienced designers interested in starting their own business.
A seminar on what landscape designers should know about incorporating a pool in their design held at the Swimming Pool & Spa Association's Sydney premises on 31 May 2017.
Understand your obligations and stay compliant under the Fair Work Act matters. Learn the most common areas of non-compliance in our industry and ensure that you have correct documents, policies and procedures for your business.

Connecting to Country is an event AILA NSW is running on the 16th of June (9:30 to 1:30pm) at the Opera House.
An AIH workshop on new trends in soils, Ryde TAFE, 10 June, 2017.
Simon Leake - Principle Soil Scientist - SESL Australia
Elke Haege - elke Landscape Architect + Consulting Arborist
This hands-on course is designed for professional users of Vectorworks, from beginner to advanced level.
South Australian AILDM member Tim Harper says he is "Over the moon" with his 3rd place result at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. His 25m2 show garden 'The Five Boroughs' received the award in the Landscaping Victoria Boutique Gardens Competition.
A line-up of highly regarded Industry Professionals will share their views on the latest design trends with a particular focus on using plants in the landscape.

Featuring Melbourne Landscape Designer, Phillip Withers, Passionate horticulturist and nurseryman, Rob Willis and Alpine Nurseries very own Craig Rich.
AILDM members and friends are invited to the next Queensland Round Table meeting to be held in Paddington on 3 May 2017
An inspiring seminar on preparing a garden for a photo shoot, taking the photo, your rights to use the image, and the effects of Photoshop.
AILDM QLD held a Round Table meeting on 22nd February then visited a Sustainable Recipe Housing Project – The Kingfisher - at 59 Kingfisher Drive
Dream Gardens is a new show coming to ABC TV on 9 February 2017.

Hosted by Michael McCoy, the show will feature the work of some of Australia’s leading landscape designers including some by AILDM Members.
Visit the AILDM Design Clinic at the Pool & Spa Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. An increasing number of people are installing pools and spas when they renovate their outdoor living area for all year around entertainment. Good landscape design an integral part of creating living areas.
Join AILDM's end of year celebration at Garden Life on Thursday 8 December, 2016.

Enjoy finger food, drinks & live entertainment while connecting with members & friends.
AILDM Member Michael Cooke has shared his philosophy that gardens don't have to be perfect in his new book 'Disobedient Gardens'. The book showcases five of Michael's superbly designed gardens. The text is accompanied by the beautiful photographs of co-author Brigid Arnott
Victoria's Garden DesignFest 2016 was the largest and most complex staging of the event with 46 gardens opened, 18 more than in 2014.Three AILDM designers contributed to its success.
Landscape designer Tim Harper is flying the flag for South Australia in the prestigious 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The only South Australian in the ‘Boutique Gardens Competition’, Tim will be building a show garden and showcasing his skills and creativity against competition from around Australia.

Garden Life in St Peters, Sydney, provided the perfect backdrop for Alpine Nurseries' spring Seminar on 17 November.
AILDM's next Queensland seminar will be held at Eco Outdoor on 24 November

After the seminar there will be an end of year celebration.
Join us for our next Sydney Round Table Meeting at the Wild Pear Cafe, Dural. All AILDM members and friends welcome.
AILDM congratulates all the winners in their 2016 Landscape Design Awards.
The spring issue of Landscape Outlook is out now. Find out:

- who is judging this year's AILDM Awards;
- how to use garden metals;
- if you are career ready;
- about climate change, urban trees and your role in this;
- how one member profited from pro-bono design
AILDM's National Landscape Design Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday 8th October at Mon Bijou Melbourne. Book now to be a part of this event.
Join our bus trip or meet us at the Australian Garden, Cranbourne for a tour and presentation on 7 October.

This tour is sponsored by Ozbreed.
Judging of the record number of entries has been completed and the finalists in AILDM's 2016 Landscape Design Awards have been announced.
Decision makers engaging with small or large groups or dealing with community consultation and change. This seminar will help you!
International pioneer of large group change management and intervention methods, Carole Maleh, will give you the tools to be successful.

Seminars will be held in both Brisbane & Melbourne
The life of AILDM's Founding Patron was celebrated at the Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney,on Thursday 14 July.
Over 130 people joined Alpine Nurseries’ annual HeartKids Garden Tour on 11 March 2016, helping to raise a record $29,000 for HeartKids whilst viewing some of the Southern Highlands most beautiful private gardens.
Sydney’s revered hidden Design Festival went to Brisbane, opening the doors to private gardens created by some of Queensland’s best landscape designers.

On Saturday 5th March 2016, the public were invited to tour six private outdoor spaces in Brisbane never before opened to the public.

AILDM once again supported a design clinic at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show offering members of the public complimentary Landscape Design Consultations.
The 2016 Garden DesignFest will be held in November. Around 25 spectacular gardens featuring the work of some of Victoria's most acclaimed garden designers will be showcased.
AILDM and its members have had an amazing year of celebrations and achievement in 2015.

This report is an overview of activities and achievements in 2015.
A new book by Angus Stewart with practical, expert advice on using native plants in the home garden.
AILDM has joined the 202020 Vision to have 20% more green space in urban areas by 2020
A common theme amongst Landscape Professionals is the fact that we are all time poor. We have to be great multi-taskers keeping many balls in the air at once.
Alpine Online offers great features to help save you time and it’s always open for business:
KIDSAFE NSW Playground Advisory Unit has developed a webinar for ECC on changes to AS4685 playground Equipment and surfacing.
If your website is not doing what you want it to do for your business, take the opportunity to discover what Web Force 5 has to offer. Make your website as powerful as it can be.