I have always been acutely aware of landscape. In 2009 I enrolled in both a Science and an Arts degree at the University of New South Wales. I majored in Environmental Earth Science and Environmental Studies respectively, giving me a holistic education in both the sciences (ecology, botany, biogeography, biology, geochemistry, geology and soil science) and the liberal arts (environmental philosophy, political ecology, and environmental history). During this time I made ends meet through working a host of landscape-related jobs: gardening, hard and soft landscaping, landscape design, and bush regeneration.
I endeavour to mobilise both my academic knowledge and my practical on-the-ground experience in an effort to bring into being ecologically-sensitive gardens that stimulate, educate, and inspire.
- Dominic Bowd, Director.
From as early as I can remember, I have been enchanted by gardens. From the soil and plants, to insects, birds, and lizards, gardens, and by association, gardening, has always fascinated me. For me, gardens personify the quirks and idiosyncrasies of those who conceive, build, and tend them. Gardens are infused with history, culture, and meaning; they are unique narratives woven into space, and shaped by time.