Author Archive | Ian Lowndes

The decomposed granite path is great for games and passive enjoyment of the garden.

Nature Play Playground

This week I revisited a job from 12 months ago. The client brief was to create a play space for two young boys, with plenty of scope for active and imaginative play, as well as an area that was great for gardening. Happily it has all worked out, today the playground area is used and […]

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The lakes fountains make an impressive backdrop.

UQ time machine- 12 months worth of growth!

In March 2016 Lowndes Landscapes were commissioned by the University of Queensland Sustainability and the Society for Conservation Biology UQ Chapter to plant a small bird friendly habitat surrounding the Conifer Knoll Car Park. The images below were taken in March 2016, planting commenced in May and was completed in June 2016. So in the […]

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Cindy’s Place, Fairfield

Total Landscape Transformation! Use the before and after scroll bar to see the transformation of this garden site in Fairfield. With a modest budget the entire site has been re-profiled to create a low maintenance garden space incorporating a vegetable garden, flower beds, herb gardens, fruit trees, native screening trees, flat lawn event space, fire […]

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Landscaping, the best value home improvement!

Out of all the common improvements home owners make to improve the resale value of their home, research shows the right landscaping can give you the greatest return. ┬áHere we present a series of articles and papers that show for your dollar return, landscaping, particularly in the front yard and on the street are great […]

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UQ Small Bird Freindly Biodiversity Project now completed

Commenced in 2014, Solargreen Landscapes were commissioned by the University of Queensland and the Society for Conservation Biology to write background scientific and feasibility ecological reporting for a planting project to improve ecological diversity between the UQ Campus and the river. Specifically the project was targeting in-decline small bird species, to encourage existing populations at […]

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Highgate Hill Rain Forest Restoration

Located off Dornoch Tce Highgate Hill Solargreen has been engaged by 3 adjoining land owners to restore degraded steep land that used to have an intact canopy that was destroyed in the storms 2 years ago. In the meantime, many obnoxious weed trees and vines have sprung up, forming, for one of the residences, an […]

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