This competition is open to all Landscape Design students in Australia who are currently enrolled in,
or have graduated in the past 12 months from, a design course that leads to a Diploma, Advance
Diploma, Design Certificate IV or a Degree in Landscape Design. It is an avenue to be recognised
for the knowledge you have developed and your ability to design gardens and landscapes.
You are encouraged to design imaginatively and creatively, while being mindful of the practical
considerations of site constraints and opportunities, the client brief, and environmental issues.
Using the Base Plan, design a garden for a two storey Victorian terrace house in one of the
The occupants are a couple in their late 50s, William and Emma Darcy. William is the CEO for an
international resources company. Emma owns and manages a modern sculpture gallery. William and
Emma have 3 adult children who have left home and have families of their own. The couple’s five
grandchildren (ranging in age from 2 to 15) visit periodically. The couple has two large dogs.
The couple has moved into the property recently, downsizing from a much larger property in the area.
The house renovation allows a lovely flow from indoor to outdoor living on the ground floor, but they
need to upgrade their outdoor living space and make the garden visually appealing from the house.
The couple has purchased land from neighbours to extend the garden. Client would like 50% of new
planting to be indigenous if suitable for their climate.
Both William and Emma travel overseas with work for part of each month. The garden needs to thrive
without the need for intensive maintenance practices. They are not keen gardeners and they intend
to engage a gardener to provide one day of maintenance to the garden each month. They will not
carry out any additional work on the garden. They would prefer not to irrigate the garden (after the
plants are established) relying on natural rainfall, but appreciate irrigation may be necessary
depending on their climate.
William and Emma are both keen cooks and intend to use the garden to entertain family, friends and
clients, both day and night.
The design must take into consideration the existing tree in the neighbour’s garden (as shown on the
Entries can be hand drawn, computer generated or a combination of both.
The following documents must be submitted (10 pages maximum):
• Written Design Intent (one page max)
• One colour Concept Plan - scale 1:100
• Two colour Elevations – scale of your choosing OR
• One colour Elevation and One 3D projection (axonometric or perspective)
• One Planting Plan - scale 1:100
• One Plant Schedule including code, latin name, common name, mature height, mature
spread, quantity, pot size, comments/remarks for maintenance etc.
• Labelled plant images, included on the same page or separate page
• One Materials Schedule accompanied by images of materials proposed
Elements NOT required with the entry
Nomination of specific proprietary products
A Detailed Lighting Plan showing the layout of cables, converters etc.
Submitting ALL the Entry Documents
Meeting the Brief
Creativity in the Design
Must be submitted online to AILDM website (www.aildm.com.au) on or before 5pm on January
Your identification only on the Entry Form. Ensure your name, business name or identifying