… where landscape style meets environmental resilience
We chose the name Fresh because of what it said about our attitude. Our landscape architects constantly gather and share ideas and information. We listen to people and explore synergies. Whether it's beautiful sustainable design, site planning, working with a community to redesign a street, brainstorming ideas for a family garden or strategic thinking about a growing food in cities, we work in a genuinely friendly way to find creative, sustainable answers. Read about our approach, our people and awards.
While we are based near Bungendore, our work often takes us to Canberra, regional New South Wales and Western Australia.
We like to think that you will really enjoy working with us.
For more on what we do and why, here is a short video of our award winning garden, Roogulli.
We haven’t had much luck with growing citrus outdoors at Roogulli. Lemons and limes that started out as good sized trees got smaller each year with the onslaught of long frosty winters.
Nine years ago, sitting at the top of the site cut for our new house, I found myself gripped with design paralysis. The garden could be anything so what should it be? The house under construction combined bold architectural design with every principle of sustainable building design that we could achieve. Could these principles also be applied to a garden? Other than in the permaculture world it was hard to find guidance on how to go about designing sustainable landscapes and permaculture gardens appeared to be rather messy. The answer seemed to be to set up a challenge to make a contemporary garden melding bold design and lessons from permaculture. A design with strong bones was born and construction of the Roogulli ‘slow’ garden began.
Our hens love to eat fresh greens and we love the colourful eggs that they produce when they have leafy greens in their diet. The puzzle has always been how to give the hens access to a consistent, everyday supply of fresh green leaves.
We believe it is important that our lives and work have as little adverse impact on the environment as possible. We don’t claim to be completely sustainable in everything we do, but is a goal we aim for and colours all our decision making.
All electricity in our house and office is generated from our solar panels. We are not connected to the grid, instead we have batteries to store energy during the day for us to use at night.