Green Living Gardens

The Green Living Gardens are open for visitors to immerse themselves in. Walk through and around a variety of beautiful gardens, discover practical tips, and speak to landscaping experts all from one central location.

Inspiration around every corner

No matter your style, you’ll find inspiration around every corner, including:

  • A delectable edible garden
  • A wild, informal native garden
  • A semi-formal native garden
  • A luxurious fire pit
  • A compact balcony garden
  • A blooming floral garden
  • A sleek, modern contemporary garden
  • A modern boutique garden
  • A unique cactus garden
  • A formal paving area and decking area, within a garden
  • A large, formal garden

Green Living Gardens Ambassador

Dan Foreman

Dan is a landscape builder based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He has worked in the field for 18 years covering a wide range of work, from large commercial to small domestic works. Dan is also a landscape designer and creates designs for both large and small domestic projects.

He is passionate about what he does and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with the visitors and garden enthusiasts at the Melbourne Home Show. Green Living Gardens has been designed and executed by Dan and his team. The feature displays the wide variety of possibilities in garden design to turn any space in to an outdoor oasis.
Dan will also present at the seminar stage to share criterial aspects and functionalities that are needed to create your dream backyard.

Speaker Session Timetable

Garden and landscaping experts will share their advice, perspectives, inspiration and ideas with our Home Show audience.

 

Timetable subject to change.

Friday, 26 August

10:30am - 11:30am

The Importance of Good Grass

Candice, Lilydale Instant Lawns

11:30am - 12:30pm

The Element of Steel in Gardens

Toby, Shapescaper Landscape Engineering

12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Garden Design Process

Alice Cameron, Landscape Designer

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Build Your Colour Palette from outside in, with COLORBOND® steel

Ali Fenton, COLORBOND® steel

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Garden Art

Tim Read, Tread Sculptures

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Learning All Things Landscape Gardening

Riley Cooper, Riley Cooper Landscape Design and Horticulture

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Decking and Pergolas

Andrew Hopkins, Hopkins Construction

Saturday, 27 August

10:30am - 11:30pm

Automated Gardens

Dave Franklin, The Block's go-to landscape designer

11:30am - 12:30pm

Tips and Tricks with a Garden Guru

Mark Browning, Mark Browning Landscape Design

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Modern Landscape Trends

Renee Reiter, Invidia Landscapes

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Build Your Colour Palette from outside in, with COLORBOND® steel

Ali Fenton, COLORBOND® steel

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Native Landscape Design and its Benefits

Ben Hutchinson, Ben Hutchinson Landscapes

3:30pm - 4:30pm

What Makes the Best Landscape Gardens

Joel Barnett, Instyle Gardens

4:30pm - 5:30pm

From Kitchen Gardens to Meadow Flowers

Ashley James, Ashley James Gardens

Sunday, 28 August

10:30am - 11:30am

What Makes Unique and Sustainable Gardens

Chris Bissels, Full Potential Landscapes

11:30am - 12:30pm

Garden Fashions

Lilly Sabo, Sabo Designs

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Professional Landscape Gardens. Whats the Process?

Brent Reid, Candeo Designs

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Build Your Colour Palette from outside in, with COLORBOND® steel

Ali Fenton, COLORBOND® steel

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Full Garden Process, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Mitch Farina, Bespoke Landscapes

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Flora and Fauna

Emmaline Bowman, Stem Landscape Architecture

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Coastal Climate Gardens

Matt York, Budling Designs