Add free shipping to your order with these great books
Naturescapes : How to create a natural Australian garden - Phillip Withers


How to create a natural Australian garden

By: Phillip Withers, AB Bishop

Hardcover | 25 July 2023

At a Glance


RRP $59.99



or 4 interest-free payments of $11.38 with

Aims to ship in 15 to 18 business days

Landscape design expert Phillip Withers and habitat expert AB Bishop join forces to share their wealth of experiences in how to create stunning Australian gardens that support the local environment.

Naturalistic gardens help plants, creatures and people thrive. This book shows how to take inspiration from your favourite natural areas and create your own outdoor wonderland.

With detailed advice on how to approach:
  • Plant selection
  • Hard landscaping
  • Soil basics and maintenance
  • Purposeful zoning
  • Paths and driveways
  • Edging
  • Habitat for wildlife
  • Microclimates
Naturescapes highlights and celebrates the great possibilities for gardens in Australia.

About the Authors

Phillip Withers is the director of the Melbourne based landscape architecture and horticulture studio with a respect for and celebration of nature. Phillip Withers has led the team to a series of Melbourne International Flower and Garden Shows, winning the city of Melbourne best in show in 2017. They have been invited to design gardens such as the Australian Garden Show, the Beijing landscape conference and the 10th China Flower Expo. Here they were awarded one of three master garden awards.

With a background in art and sustainability, Phillip brings a rich understanding of key design principles while utilising practical solutions for energy efficiency and considering the garden as a system. Phillip's gardens feature both natural and curated architectural elements and a strong focus on divine and sensory plant selection.

AB is a horticulturist, writer, and conservationist. She lives with her partner, Ray, in an environmental living zone where fauna and flora are protected. AB believes that gardens should be built as much for supporting wildlife as for our own enjoyment. She is the horticultural editor of Gardening Australia magazine, a host on Melbourne's 3CR Community Radio gardening program, and a regular presenter on ABC Sydney's gardening show with Simon Marnie.

AB co-authored The Waterwise Australian Native Garden with Angus Stewart. AB's book, Habitat: A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden, was Australia's bestselling gardening book for 2018.

More in Garden Design & Planning

We Made a Garden - Margery Fish

RRP $29.99


Veere Grenney : Seeking Beauty - Veere Grenney

RRP $130.00


A Short History of Flowers : The stories that make our gardens - Advolly Richmond
Visionary : Gardens and Landscapes for our Future - Claire Takacs

RRP $70.00


Yates Garden Guide ANZ Edition - Yates

RRP $45.00


The Landscape of Home : In the Country, By the Sea, In the City - Edmund Hollander
Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms : Third Edition - Paul Stamets
Bunny Williams : Life in the Garden - Bunny Williams

RRP $140.00


The Garden Against Time : In Search of a Common Paradise - Olivia Laing
Dream Gardens - Michael McCoy


RRP $70.00


Hydrangeas : Beautiful Varieties For Home And Garden - Naomi Slade
Kew Answers for Everyday Gardeners : 100 Questions Answered - Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
Wild : The Naturalistic Garden - Noel Kingsbury

RRP $79.95