Sam Cox Landscape

Sam chats with Jonathan Green on ABC Radio National

Broadcast on ABC RN, on Saturday, 6th, July, 2024



Tune in to my conversation with Jonathan Green on Blueprint for Living.  Jonathan came to visit our garden on a cold day in winter… and we chatted about Gordon Ford, naturalistic design, creating habitat with understory and other topics.


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Atlas of memory: Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden

With a career spanning six decades, Gordon Ford was a grand master of the Australian natural garden. Briony Downes looks at the key elements of his practice and how a new exhibition sheds light on his enduring legacy.

Open source: Butterfly habitat roof garden

Woodleigh School pushes the boundaries in its commitment to bringing nature close to classroom spaces and throughout its extensive grounds. Our latest contribution to their endeavour is around the Year 10 Futures Studio project – an extension to the Senior Campus in Langwarrin South. It includes a butterfly habitat roof garden design we have developed in collaboration with Joost Bakker. We are offering the details of the project in an open source document.

A large rock pond in Sam Cox's Wattle Glen garden.

Sam Cox’s Wattle Glen Garden Opening in November 2023

When our garden opened in spring, 2016, it had endured some of the toughest drought years this area has known. It was a period of transition and renewal where many of the original plantings were no longer coping with the changed conditions. Some areas had been replanted but they were yet to reestablish. Since then, better-than-average rainfall and a run of mild summers have benefitted the garden immensely. We are so pleased to be opening again, seven years later as the garden has matured and come into its own.