Emerging landscapes

Ecology and Design for People and Wildlife


Towns, cities and rural homesteads 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 or restores degraded land. With a creative and evidence-based approach to garden design and restoration, we can lay the building blocks for thriving communities of plants, animals and people.

Emerging landscapes was established to provide specialist advice and inspiration to urban citizens, landholders, local governments and community groups about creating win-win landscapes 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 and greenspaces that regenerate biodiversity and create well-springs of joy in urban and rural landscapes.

I acknowledge and pay my respect to the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Traditional Owners of the unceded land on which I live and work.