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The exceptional ‘Baffle House’ designed by Clare Cousins Architects and Eckersley Garden Architecture has recently featured on the Eco Outdoor blog.

Follow the link to read more about this garden that speaks volumes for itself.

https://www.ecooutdoor.com.au/project/baffle-house/ 

Photography: Lisbeth Grosmann

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This year E-GA has two gardens open as part of the Garden DesignFest. Over twenty professionally designed will be open across Melbourne over two weekends on 10th and 11th November and on 17th and 18th November.

Canterbury Garden – (open 17th and 18th November)

Address: 161 Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury

This relaxed family garden off a bustling main road in Canterbury was completed just over two years ago in 2016. The garden had to provide respite for a busy family, a new extension including back yard studio allowed for plenty of space for entertaining friends, family and pets alike.

The extension of the living area at the rear by Williams Boag Architects, with double doors and large windows, made the communal areas useable, light and airy – making the most of the green outlook. The connecting park with the majestic English Oak Tree creates the perfect backdrop to the rear garden.

Natural paving surfaces throughout combined with an unpretentious patchwork of textured foliage creates a truly relaxing garden. Fine black steel rods and an arbor alongside the pool provide a light framework for a mix of deciduous creepers, anchored at ground level by a smattering of textured ground covers including Kidney Weed and Corsican Mint.

The organic grey and cool blue of the 11 x 3.5m pool allows for lots of splashing in summer and becomes a water feature in the cooler months.

The existing Pear Tree adjacent to the pool area acts as a canopy over a quiet garden room – perfect for intimate and casual entertaining – a spot to read a book.

Veggies and herbs at the rear of the garden are tucked out of site in timber crates but are still close enough to grab a few handfuls of herbs mid-cook.

An amazing outcome when owners put their trust in your vision. We hope you enjoy the garden as much as the owners do.

Mornington Peninsula Garden – Musk Cottage (open 17th and 18th November)

Address: 371 Musk Creek Rd, Flinders

*** The property is has been sold – last chance to see the incredible garden that is Musk ***

Guided tours will be running from the main deck:

1130am to 1230pm

1pm to 2pm

230pm to 330pm

Musk Cottage has been a pet project of Rick Eckersley and the E-GA design team for the past six years. The ten-acre property was purchased in 2008 with the intent of creating a different approach to garden making in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

The aim with Musk Cottage was to challenge people’s preconceptions about garden making, one that went beyond a square of lawn and the latest fashionable plantings. The garden was to be recognisably Australian in flavour but seamlessly knitted with plants from around the world. A melting pot if you like.

As with any experimental garden, there have been successes and failures. And every true gardener is never fully satisfied with the entire garden. Thankfully the successes have far out-weighed the failures and Musk Cottage stands as a testament to low maintenance, sustainable gardening.

Garden DesignFest is a great opportunity to explore and enjoy a wide variety of gardens. Tickets can be purchased online here or they may be purchased on any day of the event at any of the garden gate.

Children under 16, when accompanied by an adult, are admitted free of charge.

The gardens are open 10:00am-5:00pm.

Make sure to come along and experience the gardens for yourself!

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Eckersley Garden Architecture by Eckersley Garden Architecture - 7M ago

Eckersley Garden Architecture are currently looking for a Studio Manager to join our small lively team in Richmond.

The full-time role requires a proactive, organised and enthusiastic individual. Sociable personality, sense of humour and an interest in design is a plus.

Key selection criteria:

  • Determined and diplomatic self-starter
  • Team player and team contribution – a willingness to engage, exchange and share ideas
  • Sense of humour and limitless patience
  • Demonstrated ability in motivating and managing a team
  • Proven ability to multitask and manage various responsibilities simultaneously
  • At least four years office management/administration experience, design background a bonus
  • Horticultural/design experience a bonus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven business development track record

If you feel you meet these criteria, or for further details, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Lush greenery brings a fresh sparkle into the space via the sliding glass doors onto the balcony, and also provides shade, eliminating the need for mechanical cooling in warmer months.

Read all about the transformation of the ‘Blackwood Street Bunker’ here.

Photography: Caitlin Mills

The post The Design Files: Brutalism At Work With Clare Cousins Architects appeared first on Eckersley Garden Architecture.

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Rick Eckersley’s own private paradise: Musk Cottage

The celebrated garden designer has created a stylish sanctuary across approx. 10 acres on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. For sale by Holly Longmuir and Samantha Moffatt of RT Edgar Flinders & RT Edgar Portsea.

Featured on The Real Estate Conversation

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Eckersley Garden Architecture by Eckersley Garden Architecture - 8M ago

We’re chuffed to have Garden Room House – published in the latest edition of Houses, Australia’s leading residential architecture magazine for designers and their clients – http://architectureau.com/magazines/houses/“

You can read the article here.

Design Team: 

Architecture by Clare Cousins Architects

Built by ProvanBuilt

Landscape construction by Cheeky Nature Landscapes

Photography by Tess Kelly

Landscape design by us – Myles Broad and Joshua Cocks

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Eckersley Garden Architecture by Eckersley Garden Architecture - 9M ago

With Spring on the way, we thought we would share some photos of this rich and varied garden in Kew.

This extraordinary residence was designed by Powell and Glenn. The curved walls ensure a slow reveal, creating a unique family home and a rare sense of privacy in the inner city.

Myles designed this garden back in 2014. It is always a pleasure to see the garden evolve and grow.

Photography by Sydney Low.

Enjoy.

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371 Musk Creek Road, Flinders

Saturday 1 September, 2018

Sunday 2 September, 2018

10.00am – 4.30pm

Tours by Scott Leung and Myles Broad, Eckersley Garden Architecture 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm both days

Entry price $10  (Under 18 free)  Students $5

Open Gardens Victoria is delighted to be launching its spring 2018 open gardens season at Rick Eckersley’s inspirational Musk Cottage in Flinders.

Proceeds of this event support Global Gardens of Peace, an Australian Charity dedicated to planning, designing and delivering gardens to support vulnerable communities around the world.

Musk Cottage has been a pet project of Rick Eckersley and the Eckersley Garden Architecture design team for the past 10 years.

Sadly, this will be one of the last times Rick opens the garden to the public as the property is to be sold – so please relish this opportunity to experience Musk Cottage.

The 10-acre property was purchased in 2008 with the intention of creating a different approach to garden making in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

The plan was to ignore the latest fashion trends and to create something uniquely Australian: strong, tough and sustainable.

The palette of plants is not restricted to native or indigenous. Rather, they have been selected for whether they will grow well in the particular conditions of the Musk Cottage grounds. Plants from around the world have been knitted together to create a rich textural landscape of imaginative combinations.

Visitors will find a geometric grid of rugged black-trunked ironbarks underplanted by wave-pruned Tuscany Privet. Lime green bracts of a Linden tree are reflected by a bold sweep of lime-green lomandra. A boardwalk winds around a wetlands area.

Colours in bark and leaves as well as flowers meld the garden together. Greys, olive greens, browns and brindles make up the base colours and give the garden its unmistakably Australian flavour.

Things to enjoy at the garden opening are plant sales, local produce, wine sales, sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea and a coffee cart. Please note that the garden is only partly accessible only wheelchairs.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Photos by Alison Hoelzer Photography 

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Eckersley Garden Architecture by Eckersley Garden Architecture - 10M ago

Bright Angles – a collaboration with FMD architects. This Clifton Hill garden was featured in the July edition of House & Garden magazine. Read about the project here. Beautiful photography by Derek Swalwell.

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This month we were lucky enough to have two of our gardens featured in the June 2018 edition of Australian House & Garden.

It features our MIFGS – Australian Case Study Garden. You can read all about it here. Beautiful photography by Claire Takacs.

Also featured is the talented Fiona Dunin‘s Melbourne garden, you can read about the project here. Beautiful photography by Derek Swalwell.

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