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SA's Landscapers stepping it up at the Master Builders SA Home Show
This years Home Show was turned up a gear with the Master Landscapers Association putting out a call to see who could create the best display. Four incredible teams including Yardstick, Distinctive Gardens, Elite Outdoor Designs and SA Waterscapes brought some innovative and inspiring designs to the table that had us all very excited about the future of this industry.
The judging panel was made up of experts from within MLSA, as well as the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Nursery Industry of SA and SA Life’s expert, Kym Syrus.
Photography by Longshot Images
The teams had 48 hours to put together their displays in a space of 6m x 4m, and then it was left to the judges to make their decision. A night shoot was also requested by the participants to allow them to showcase how effective and important lighting is to the overall design. As you can see from the following images, the detail that has gone into each and every one of these designs shows just how creative and committed these talented professionals are. So proud to be part of this industry.
The winning garden was awarded to Distinctive Gardens! Rob Cooper, Director of Distinctive Gardens, designed a modern and vibrant garden, structured around the central commission art work. The outdoor kitchen and hand-made pink pots almost steal the show! Featured in this space is our Willow spike spotlight highlighting the Dragon Tree, our Halo strip light for the back artwork, and the Axis surface mounted downlights in the timber ceiling.
This tropical oasis by Yardstick Landscape Services brings together the raw beauty of timber, the polished look of tiles and a designer water feature, as well as a painted mural created by the talented Peter Adley, Director of Yardstick. Featured in this space are our Luna Flex Mini strip lighting, Dory pond lights, and our Firefly spike spotlights that have been used for uplighting in amongst the greenery.
This stunning design by Elite Outdoor Design screams entertainer's delight to us! With a relaxed seating area perched upon the decking, and a custom concrete bench along the pond, we could just imagine putting the feet up with a bottle of wine after a long day. This display has made use of our Halo strip lighting, our Keo inground lights, as well as our Firefly spike spotlight.
The Master Landscapers of SA display is a relaxing and zen space, with large boulder features and our Florence Festoon lights twinkling above from the timber arbor. This space carries the calming energy you desire after a long day at work, and want to relax into your garden. Some more of our lighting featured here are our Lotus spike spotlights, and our Willow spike spotlights. Designed by Nikki King, Director of Nikki King Landscape Design.