We are proud to announce that we have received an AILA ACT Landscape Architecture Award for our work at Roogulli in Bywong NSW.

Here is what the jury had to say about the Roogulli project in their citation:

'Roogulli is a demonstration project for the progressive restoration and management of rural residential land and exemplifies innovative practice in the profession of landscape architecture. Passive design, materials recycling and reuse, learning from both successes and failures, and a willingness to engage with the wider community make this a case study for rural residential best practice in land management.

Taking theories of sustainability and evolution over time and applying them to a degraded rural property, successful strategies have been devised and implemented to minimise the effects of drought and climatic extremes, to manage the water needs of the property and the catchment, to enhance biodiversity, to reuse materials from the site for landscape construction, to trial and select suitable plant materials for the site, to become almost self-sufficient in vegetables, and to maximise productive farmland.'

Roogulli Garden was open as part of Open Gardens Australia on 24-25 November 2012.

Watch the movie about the Roogulli project.