Welcome: The Outdoor Co.Operative

A big heartwarming welcome to The Outdoor Co.Ooperative! I am beyond excited to launch this website and begin to share with you all that is relevant to #inspiredoutdoorliving.

We are in our infancy, but we all have to start somewhere, and I have no doubt that we will evolve over time. This will be achieved with the input from our hugely talented Contributors who will showcase inspiring designs, designers, gardens, products and plants all relating to your #inspiredoutdoorliving needs. Consider The Outdoor Co.Operative a source book. A reference tool.

Here’s a quick tour…

DESIGN

Welcome: The Outdoor Co.Operative

Amongst our design pages you will find interviews with Australia’s best landscape designers who reveal intimate details about their own style, inspiration and design process, and walk us through some of their favourite projects. We will feature gardens, projects and installations from all over the country, plus the latest in UK and European design from our UK Contributor Andrew Fisher Tomlin. Our contributing Landscape Architects Scott Leung and Will Dangar will also share their thoughts with us, from a ‘designers perspective’.

CONSTRUCT

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Here you will be able to read about the people behind the expert landscape companies that build, nurture and maintain your garden. We will provide examples of their work focussing upon the specialty of each contractor. We will not only focus upon landscapers but also pool builders to cover all aspects for your outdoor space.  Our contributor Michael Bates will provide some expert input sharing his wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry.

NURTURE

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Linda Ross, our contributor from The Garden Clinic and Ross Garden Tours has fortunately leant us her green thumb. Linda will be providing a list of monthly gardening goodness, which begins now! What needs your attention in the garden and what to plant in the patch. We also discuss the importance of garden maintenance, focussing upon design integrity and why it is necessary for your gardens ultimate maturity.

PRODUCTS

Get the latest from our Outdoor Stylists, Adam Robinson and Mon Palmer, who will cover outdoor furniture, rugs, cushions, screening, lighting, paving, timber, sculptures, BBQ’s, water features etc etc (the list is endless) with direct links to each supplier.

PLANTS

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Our Plant Contributors, Scott Leung and Christopher Owen will share their brilliant knowledge and showcase a new plant for us each week; why they like it and how they like to use it within the landscape. Featured designers and top horticulturalists will also provide details of their favourite plant. New plant varieties will also be highlighted within this section and we will provide a ‘Where To Buy’ link.

Brent Wilson, our resident photographer, will open us up to a world of private gardens. From artists, to actors, comedians, politicians and more, we will be able to gain an insight into the gardens of some of the most influential people in the country.

Well it’s time to get started… A big thank you to our contributors and photographers alike. We look forward to sharing The Outdoor Co.Operative with you and hope, we evolve to become the ultimate source for  #inspiredoutdoorliving.

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