Category Archives: Member News


Seymour Vietnam Veterans Project – Progress Photos

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project in Seymour

Melbourne based landscape architects and Landscaping Victoria member Australian Quality Landscape Landscape Design in conjunction with Sinatra Murphy Landscape Architects have been commissioned to design and build the Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Service Wall in Seymour Victoria.

Working with the Vietnam Veterans Association and Mitchell Shire Council, this exciting project is being developed through a series of work shops with the veterans commemorative wall committee. The Veteran’s story will be presented on 106 glass panels 83 metres long that includes over 60,000 names of those who served plus images and timelines. The wall is anticipated to be completed this month and officially opened in March 2013.

Robert Boyle Landscapes wins Landscape of the Year

Robert Boyle Landscapes’ Ivanhoe project was the big winner at this year’s Victorian Landscape Awards winning the prestigious Landscape of the Year plus the Landscape Design over 150m2 Award, Plants in the Landscape Award and Residential Landscape Construction over $300,000.

Judges felt that this project, set on a large riverfront property in Ivanhoe exemplified every outstanding quality of a professional landscape and one that the industry can be proud of as the industry’s top award winner.

For all the winners and more details on this project go to

New Landscaping Victoria President Paul Hamilton from Hamilton Landscapes

More members become licensed – numbers are growing!

Congratulations to our two newest Licensed Landsapers – Jamie Patterson from Transforming Landscapes and Dean Von Barany from DVB Australia. The numbers are growing more and more members obtaining their building registration and becoming Licensed Landscapers.

More members registered

More and more landscapers are realising the need to become licensed landscapers by gaining their limited registered builders license and the association is running free seminars for members to assist them in the application process. This week Martin Semken of Semken Landscaping and Sean Dowling of Bayon Gardens were the latest members to gain their building practitioners license – congratulations to you both!

Jenny Smith Gardens wins gold in Singapore

Landscaping Victoria members Jenny Smith Gardens did themselves and the Australian landscaping community proud with a gold medal win at this months Singapore Garden Festival, Asia’s equivalent of the Chelsea Flower Show. Andrew Seccull and the team at JSG were the only Australian company invited to exhibit at Singapore together with representatives from 9 other countries.

Their winning concept was to create a tranquil, resting place for Mazu the Goddess of the Sea featuring a grove of sacred banyan trees, massed orchids and a gold tiled water trough for water lillies.

Congratulations guys.

Jenny Smith Gardens’ gold medal winning garden

Phillip Johnson off to Chelsea with Wes Fleming 2013

Phil revealed his Chelsea design to Chisholm TAFE students last week and in typical Phil style nothing is done by halves! Imagine a billabong in the NT crossed with a Phil Johnson flourish and you’re half way there. This will be Wes’s eighth foray at the famous garden show and to date, likely to be the biggest. Follow Phil’s journey to Chelsea at

Members conquer The Block

Franklin Landscape Design & Str8line Landscaping made themselves proud with their quality landscaping work on the recent series of The Block. Dave Franklin constructed the beautiful courtyard for brothers Andrew and Mike, and Chris Early constructed this weeks featured landscapes in The Block House for Dan and Dani. Great work guys.

Andrew, Dave & Mike give the thumbs up to a successful landscape build.

Another member registered!

Congratulations to Shane Gardner from Victorian Landscape Group for achieving his building license. Looking forward to keeping you updated as more members become licensed. Great for the industry! Well done Shane.