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Mid Century Modern garden

Set in the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Moorooka, this late 1960’s mid century house exudes the charm and optimism typical of it’s age. The clients approached with a specific design brief- to create a modern garden that would reflect the innovative nature of the original house design. Furthermore the client had a preference for native, and […]

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One garden, four turf types!

For many people choosing the right turf type is a big decision. A professional garden designer can help you make your way through this ‘green maze’. In short all turf types have a use in the right place. Here, in an architecturally designed house in Fairfield, came a site that used all four types. Turf […]

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A greener footpath

With the BCC now allowing verge planting, my client, who runs a highly rated ecology based architectural practice, needed a safe and clear pedestrian access way through their planted verge. The solution came by using galvanized steel edging to build up a level path and installing Tiff Tuff sports turf, a hard wearing and shade […]

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Warwick Solar Farm Planting

To fulfill a development condition to plant a visual buffer around their solar farm, the University of Queensland commissioned Lowndes Landscapes to plant 30,000 tubestock trees at their solar farm at Sladevale, just outside of Warwick on the Southern Darling Downs, Queensland. The trees and shrubs are a mixture of local endemic species consisting of […]

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Tarragindi Luxury Residence

Recently completed luxury residence. The Client’s brief- create an interesting, low maintenance space that compliments the architectural elements of the building and assists with drainage. Another component of the brief was to retain and add stairs to the side of the house, which was driving dirt into the basement. The final design was to use […]

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UQ Riverbank Volunteer Planting- Five Years on

On July 6, 2005 over 100 volunteers from the University of Queensland (UQ) student and teacher fraternity planted over 6,000 tubestock plants along a section of riverbank from Emanuel to St Leo’s colleges. Lowndes Landscapes (then known as Solargreen Landscapes) designed the planting in conjunction with UQ Sustainability and the Society for Conservation Biology UQ […]

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Brisbane’s Five Best Mulches

Mulch can save you work, time and money, this guide should help with mulch selection so you have the right type in the right place. 1- Hoop Pine Mulch (around $90 per m3)- coming from plantation grown hoop pine on Brisbane’s outskirts. It is coarse, being in long ribbons from the bark of the pine […]

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Moorooka backyard/front yard

Comprehensive construction of front and back yards. Clients were frustrated by dirt entering the house down the driveway and wanted low maintenance front and back gardens. Front garden used corten steel edging, drainage gravel, timber terracing and drip irrigation. Tropical planting in the south facing shade areas with more hardy natives graduating to the road […]

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Concrete to Turf

100% Concrete! This small (less than 300m2 block) West End yard was 100% concrete… except a washing line, that broke someone’s arm. No other features! So levels were taken (tape measure, spirit level and string line). The back retaining wall height and excavation depth were determined by the level at the bottom of the stairs, […]

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Edging breaks up the edge, gavel makes a maintenance free edge while protecting the house from termites.

Frontage face-lift

With a simple picture saved from a magazine, Lowndes Landscapes worked with the client to adapt and deliver this classic landscape concept. Timber edging combined with deep gravel and garden areas to break up and redefine this house frontage. Tiny retaining laws create an optical illusion of infinity edged lawns looking downhill. Lawn areas have […]

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