Like all good artists, a landscape designer’s own home is the perfect blank canvas to trial their new ideas. Here, they are free to experiment creatively, without briefs or restrictions. That impulse to explore never changes, even when you’re one of Australia’s leading landscape designers.
‘When I first designed the garden I wanted it to be a laboratory of all the ideas and styles I see in my travels and readings,’ says Paul Bangay of his monumental garden, Stonefields, at his private home in Daylesford. ‘I wanted to be able express ideas that may be too “out there” for my clients, but perfect for me.’
It’s been 16 years since he acquired the land, and the garden has now reached full maturity – an occasion Paul has commemorated with a new book! Stonefields: By The Seasons builds on the work documented in an earlier publication, and charts the garden in