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No-Mow frontage, West End

This residence in West End wanted a native garden frontage and yard that replaced the awkward hard to mow and maintain grass areas with something special. Exclusively using tubestock and native cultivars, the grass areas have gone completely, leaving a no mow low water use front garden that uses endemic plants only. Not only will […]

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Home Grown Habitats- how to surround your home in our Regional Landscapes

South east Queensland is home to a diverse and stunning array of habitats and plant communities, from rainforests to mountain heaths, coastal communities and everything in-between. While bush regenerators and landcare groups use commercial tubestock plants to repair and restore these communities, did you know you can use these same plants to recreate these re-wilding […]

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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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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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