Designers and managers from across the country gathered in Melbourne last month for AILDM’s Annual National Landscape Design Awards.

Every year, the Awards recognise and showcase the very best landscape designers and projects around Australia.

Anthea Dunlop’s design for the Australian Institute of Police Management in Manly won a Silver award in the Commercial Landscape Design – Educational/Institutional category.

Under a strict brief, Anthea was able to turn a rocky wasteland into an appealing adult learning area full of gentle curves and textural contrast.

“The existing outcrop of rock and sandy soils, so typical of coastal Sydney gardens, could be considered a constraint in this design,” said Anthea. “But we saw this as an opportunity to think creatively and adapt the design to suit the site.”

Encouraging the subconscious use of the space is what good design is about and with the construction of low seating walls in this garden people are invited to linger, sit, learn and enjoy the space.

Stofka Landscapes have executed the plan with attention to detail, providing beautiful flowing curves and detailed stonework.

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