Impressions Landscape – Design is proud to announce that we have received three awards this year at the 2018 AILDM Awards Night, which was held on Saturday 26th August at the Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney.
Adam McDonald was presented with a Gold Award & the Best in Category Award for Residential Landscape Design 150m2 + for our efforts on our Woolooware project. Adam McDonald also received a Plantscape Silver Award, for the planting design on this same garden. All the hard work and complete passion for the art of landscape design has been duly recognised.
These awards have been presented on the back of previous successes. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 we received multiple National Landscape awards presented by AILDM for Residential Landscape Design and Plantscape.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) are a highly respected industry organisation comprising of members Australia wide. The AILDM National Design Awards are presented annually and celebrate the exceptional quality of work that is produced by the best landscape designers across the country. The quality of work that is seen at these events is very inspiring and we are filled with great pride to think that the caliber of the work we continue to produce is acknowledged at these high standards. Needless to say we are very happy and completely honoured with these recent achievements.
We would like to thank AILDM once again for these prestigious awards. The whole Impressions team from design to construction through to maintenance. Everyone deserves to be credited for their hard work and dedication. Most importantly though, we would like to thank our amazing clients Glenn and Simone for trusting in us and allowing us to design, construct and now maintain their unique and engaging property exterior. This garden is close to our heart and we appreciate our involvement in this project and for being completely trusted in with regards to seeing out our vision for the property. This is proof alone that letting the right people have complete ownership and control of the project is a guarantee for success.
We are extremely joyed to announce that once again we have been hand selected as finalists by the AILDM national design judging panel. A record number of entries were received this year and we are very honoured to be amongst the selected few. Along with a handful of other successful national landscape designers we will be eagerly awaiting the results!
Winners will be announced at AILDM’s Awards Presentation Evening which will be held at the Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney. The award ceremony will host the elite of the industry where the great talents of our National Landscape Designers will be recognised.
We are very much looking forward to the event and we all have our fingers crossed! Wish us luck.
Impressions Landscape – Design is proud to announce that we have received not one, not two, but three awards this year at the 2015 AILDM Awards Night, which was held on Friday 23rd October at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney.
Adam McDonald and Ben Skiperdene were presented with a Gold Award & a Best in Category Award for Residential Designs $50,000 – $150,000, for their great work on a recent Concord project. Adam McDonald also received a Plantscape Gold Award, for the planting design on the same garden. This is a huge credit to both Adam and Ben. All their hard work and enthusiastic passion for the art of landscape design has been duly recognised.
These awards have been presented on the back of previous successes. In 2012 and 2013 we received multiple National Landscape awards presented by AILDM for Residential design and Plantscape.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) are a highly respected industry organisation comprising of members Australia wide. The AILDM National Design Awards are presented annually and celebrate the exceptional quality of work that is produced by the best landscape designers across the country. The quality of work that is encouraged at the Institute and at these events is very inspiring and we are filled with great pride to think that the caliber of the work we continue to produce is maintained within these standards.
We would like to thank AILDM once again for these prestigious awards. The whole Impressions team from design to construction to maintenance deserve thanks for their dedicated hard work. Most importantly though, we must thank our fantastic clients Brad and Kym Warner for trusting in us and allowing us to design, construct and now maintain their unique and engaging gardens. What an excellent reward for all!
One of our gardens designed, built and now maintained by Impressions Landscape – Design has been featured on Australia’s Better Homes & Gardens television show!!
Our cleverly designed Concord garden was selected to appear on the shows segment ‘small space gardens to inspire’. The team worked extremely hard on this garden and all the hard work has paid off. The project was completed just in time for Christmas of 2013 and has since flourished and developed into a beautiful outdoor space to be enjoyed by the whole family.
A big thank you to the Warner family for allowing the shows camera crew to take over their garden to film the segment.
To view the video online please click on the link below and watch the first 2:48 for a glimpse of this amazing project!
Here’s a snippet of what the garden looked like when it was first finished. With the help of our talented maintenance team you can see from the video how much this beautiful space has grown into itself.
Now that the summer months are behind us and we’re bursting into autumn, we asked our Horticulture Manager – Keith Hunter, to pick out a few of his favourite autumn garden performers.
Watch this space for more autumnal updates….
Hydrangea quercifolia produces very long white flowers from late spring into early summer, personally the main attraction of this shrub is it spectacular foliage.
Widely known as the oak leaf Hydrangea, the foliage is big and bold and turns deep red during the autumn months. Avoid the temptation to remove any spent flower heads too soon, the pure white flowers can take on a light pink tinge, and as the flowers degrade further they become almost paper like in texture and brown in colour.
This Hydrangea may grow up to 2 meters in height, but can be easily pruned to maintain an attractive and balanced shape. Any pruning should be carried out in late winter – removing all dead, diseased and damaged growth. This is also the perfect time to remove those faded flower heads from the previous season…..if you haven’t already.
This herbaceous perennial often known as either the wind flower or Japanese Anemone, blooms through out the autumn months and is ideal for any shady or woodland themed garden. Flowers are produced from late February onwards and stand at just under a metre tall. During the winter months the plant shuts down and becomes dormant, this is an ideal time for some garden maintenance to prune away all of the previous seasons growth.
Their are many cultivars available, which vary in flower form and colour – from the elegant white through to dark pink. Anemones are an excellent companion when planted with Japanese maples, Camellia sasanqua and shade loving ferns.
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
This perennial has been in bud and looking great for the past three weeks, it’s now in full flower and looking spectacular. Adding a great splash of pink to this garden design, it’s first on the list for any mixed planting combination. This Sedum can become quite leggy and top heavy. We prune our specimens back by a third in early December. This promotes bushier and compact growth, preventing the plants from splaying open when in flower.
An evergreen shrub often known at native lasiandra which produces light purple flowers throughout the autumn months, and should be considered as an alternative to the popular Tibouchina, which is widely notable across Sydney at this time of year. Although Melastoma doesn’t grow as big or as densely as it’s the South American counterpart, it’s still a great late flowering shrub to consider for any garden design. Removal of all old wood in late August will encourage the plant to burst back into life and set bud for an impressive autumnal display.
This evergreen ornamental grass adds so much value to a garden bed. It’s height and graceful movement make it an excellent addition to a mixed border, looking equally effective planted en masse in large drifts or as individual accent plants. From early autumn it produces stunning airy plumes that glow when lit up by the early morning sun. Regular lifting and dividing will keep the over all size of the plant in check and keep the plant growing vigoursly.
Our Horticulture team were delighted with the perfumed trellised Star Jasmine greeting them on entry on their recent Garden Maintenance Service visit to our Layabout Lilli Pilli Project.
This trellis design and Corten steel wall art has successfully softened the once dominant hard wall space. A simple but effective sensory feature. The signs of a flowering Star Jasmine definitely exemplify the welcomed transition into the warmer seasons… and who wouldn’t welcome this!
Take a look at our little Camperdown Terrace project completed earlier this year. It is coming together very nicely, the plants in the Greenwall have taken. Look at the transformation from when we posted it last. A lot of character for a little space! We would like to thank our client for sharing this photo with us.
and this was it post construction…
We are very excited to announce the expansion of our Landscape Design Division.
Impressions Landscape – Design will be opening a Canberra office in January 2015 to cater to new clients in the ACT and surrounding regions.
Our Award Winning Landscape Design team will be using their talent and creativity to impress the residents of Canberra, Yass, Queanbeyan, and the Southern Highlands.
If you or anyone you know is looking for landscape design services in these areas please contact Ben our Canberra Bureau Chief:
Ben Skiperdene – 0416 549 510
Watch this space for more on this exciting news…