Emerging landscapes

Thriving gardens for the Anthropocene


Towns and cities need thriving gardens. In an increasingly urbanised world, green spaces, balconies and backyards are where people can connect to nature and feel part of something greater than themselves. And these green spaces provide shelter, food and water for wildlife.  Novel ecosystems emerge whenever someone creates a garden. With a creative and evidence-based approach to garden design, we can lay the building blocks for thriving urban communities of plants, animals and people.

Emerging landscapes was established to provide specialist advice and inspiration to urban citizens, local governments and community groups about creating win-win gardens that support both the wellbeing of people and urban biodiversity.

Through design, research, writing and collaborative community projects Emerging Landscapes aims to unleash the potential of gardens as greenspaces that regenerate biodiversity and create well-springs of joy in urban and peri-urban landscapes.