2014 National Landscape Arc. Award: Edna Walling National Award for Residential Designed Landscapes

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Andy Rasheed

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Andy Rasheed

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Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Andy Rasheed

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Ben Wrigley

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Ben Wrigley

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Kate Cullity

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Grant Hancock

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North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

North Adelaide Villa Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image: Ben Wrigley

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2014 Edna Walling National Award for Residential Designed Landscapes
North Adelaide and Adelaide Villa Gardens
Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Jury comment

As our cities become ever more dense and our lives ever more frenetic, places of retreat where stillness, mystery and hermetic pursuits can be explored take on new significance. These small domestic gardens in Adelaide’s inner city offer another way to enjoy being outside. They have a difficult-to-define richness, by exclusion rather than an attempt to pack too many experiences into such small spaces. They display the work of a quietly assured hand, building on a knowledge of the local canon, executing careful and considered compositions with a restrained palette of plants and materials. These are quiet and sophisticated places that belie their small scale. Selected artworks are placed for appreciation at different scales and the height of the planting emphasizes an empty sky as part of the experience. They are finely crafted and simple to maintain and somehow seem to embody a distinctly Adelaide character.

For more coverage, read Aylwen Dennis’s review from Landscape Architecture Australia 142, May 2014.


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