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Trends in backyard design | Guest Post

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus begin every landscape project with an entirely fresh and site specific approach.  Every client has their own individual tastes and requirements and it is our job to interpret those into an amazing garden for them to live in and enjoy. While each client is different, there are always common requests and […]
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Tasred® Dianella is a tough & reliable strappy leaf plant | via Ozbreed

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


With the Genus office located in Melbourne’s south eastern bayside region, we have plenty of opportunity to work on local projects and use local plant species.  While Dianella ‘Tasred’ is a cultivated variety, it comes from the locally indigenous Dianella tasmanica and is therefore a very suitable plant to use for many of our projects. […]
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A Different Kind of Gum Tree | Ozbreed’s VINTAGE RED Eucalyptus

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus are always on the lookout for different plant species and ways to make our client’s gardens stand out.  So it is with great interest that we have been reading about this variety of Eucalyptus from Ozbreed – Eucalyptus ‘Vintage Red’. Darker foliage and especially deep red colours are very popular in […]
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Exotic, Native, Indigenous. What is the difference?

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus gets asked this question often. While most people have an understanding of what is an exotic plant and what is a native plant, it is the definition of what is indigenous that causes confusion.  Much of the work we do is governed by guidelines of local councils and there is a […]
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Read the True Vision for Melbourne’s Royal Park | via The Age

July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments


How many of you have been to Royal Park? How many of you have visited a part of the park that is not a sports field or zoo? The wide expanses of the park to the north of the CBD are known to many, but many do not know the original design intent for the […]
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Reforms to the Treatment of Victoria’s Native Vegetation and Who to Talk to About it

June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments


Recently the State Government reviewed the regulations for clearing native vegetation.  For 10 years, the landscape and development industry has operated according to the ‘Net-Gain’ guidelines.  These have now been superseded. So where does this leave the industry and what does it mean to you? The article below provides a good starting point to understanding […]
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The Australian Garden is complete | Melbourne Australia | TCL and Paul Thompson « World Landscape Architecture

March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to World Landscape Architecture for these amazing images of the Australian Garden (at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne), which is newly completed and open to the public!  This is such an important project for the story it tells of the Australian landscape and also its setting within the fantastic native bushland of the Cranbourne […]
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Against invasive plants, underdog natives hang on | Urban Choreography

January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments


An interesting article from ‘Per Square Mile’ via ‘Urban Choreography’. “Invasive might not be as bad as some environmentalists think –  from Tim De Chant  @ Per Square Mile – hold on tight we might be blasted by the fanatics…. One of the scourges of our globalized economy is invasive species. In California, annual Mediterranean […]
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