The award winning AQL Landscape Design Team is led by Principle, Horticulturist, Landscape Designer and Contractor, Wayne De Klijn and has developed a reputation for being a thoroughly professional multi-disciplinary team of Landscape Architects, Landscape Designers, Horticulturists and Project Managers.
'Food for Thought' is an edible garden inspired by the pre-renaissance practice of combining food plants with ornamental plants as well as today's environmental challenges.
Inspired by Melbourne’s culture, climate and local materials, Melbourne’s Garden is a contemporary garden and outdoor living area with a distinctive Melbourne flavour. It is also a garden built along sustainable principles in keeping with AQL’s philosophy of sustainable design.
There were two main objectives for the MIFGS 2007; to showcase trends shaping gardens and outdoor living areas of the future and to demonstrate eco-friendly sustainable solutions. AQL took up this challenge and created three garden rooms designed around the theme ‘living in harmony with nature.’
The garden is inspired by the sustainable use of water. This water theme is expressed visually through the stone channel, dry creek bed and the water tank. The dry creek bed also acts as a water filter, as it passes through semi aquatic planting. The diverse use of water across the site combines into one central pond.