September 18, 2018

The Riversdale Golf Club is Melbourne’s second oldest golf club. It is also one of Melbourne’s most unique golfing experiences. Between its spectacular undulating topography, small quick greens sloping back-to-front, floristically diverse gardens, and novel assemblage...

February 14, 2018

The destruction of biodiversity is by far the most serious environmental issue facing Australia[1], with Melbourne and its surrounds being no exception. To preserve Melbourne’s remaining biodiversity, it is essential that currently threatened species and ecosystems are...

January 20, 2018

As both an Earth Scientist and a Landscaper, I am forever exploring ways to not only improve the aesthetic appeal of a given space, but also enhance its ecological functionality. Whilst working at The Riversdale Golf Club in Mount Waverley, I had ample opportunity to m...

June 17, 2017

What is Soil?

Soil means different things to different people. To a horticulturalist, farmer, or everyday gardener, it is a medium for plant growth. To a hydrologist, soil functions as a source of water supply and purification. To an engineer it is something on which to...

May 21, 2017

Too often, poor planning, a lack of regular maintenance - such as pruning and shaping - or a combination of the two, results in towering, densely foliaged and unruly trees consuming valuable space in gardens. Another common problem is simply the planting of the wrong p...

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