The coastal gardens of Australia are as varied as the geography of this vast continent itself. Join Myles Baldwin as he travels around the country, from the gentle landscape of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula and the sheer cliffs of Sydney's Dover Heights to an old copper mining town in South Australia and beyond. On his journey he finds a diverse range of gardens, some created by professionals, others by enthusiastic amateurs, but all entirely appropriate to their location and often difficult conditions. Also included is an extensive plant guide, compiled by Myles based on his many years' experience of working on the coast and his conversations with horticulturists, which will guide you through the practicalities of gardening by the sea. Accompanied by Sue Stubbs' stunning photography, Australian Coastal Gardens is essential reading for anyone who loves gardens and gardening.
Myles Baldwin is a horticulturist, one of Australia's leading landscape designers and curator of the Australian Garden Show Sydney. Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Government House, Myles developed an interest for a broad diversity of plant material and a passion for period garden design, which led to a postion as head gardener at the historic Victorian cottage Bronte House in Sydney. Myles' company, Myles Baldwin Design, a landscape architecture and design studio based in Surry Hills, Sydney, produces period and contemporary works in urban and rural settings across Australia Parliament Speaker's Garden, the grounds In 2005 Myles began working in the media, first as a presenter for Channel Nine, and then as the garden columnist for Sydney's Sun Herald. In an Australia- wide poll in 2009 Myles was named, in the environmental category, as one of the nation's 'Top 100 Young Leaders'. He is a regular guest and popular speaker at garden shows across Australia and a contributor to the garden media. Myles Baldwin's first two books, Period Gardens: Landscapes for Houses with History (2008) and Rural Australian Gardens (2010), were published by Murdoch Books.