It has been suggested to me that I should 'Live Dangerously' and attend a Melbourne Landscape Design conference later this year. Apparently the speakers from around the globe will 'inspire' etc. Mmmmm the internet and book-stands are awash with many varied international 'idea's' if one is inclined to harvest them and try a hand at utilising them.
My answer to the suggestion was I have a perfectly good set of eyes and can find many 'inspirational' idea's and concepts AROUND me..it is little wonder the world of Landscape Architecture and garden design has become a wishy washy mix of design snippets wherever one might travel. (of course with exceptions)
The gardens (design) I admire most are those which have been created by individuals who have looked to their own mind (and of the utmost importance ..the OTHER ARTS) and region for 'inspiration' and NOT the copy book (though often splendid) excuses for creativity we are seeing more and more.
The person who suggested the above I might add has never found the time to visit MY Internationally acclaimed garden despite its only 2.5 hours drive from the city.....but I believe many gardens abroad. 'Wigandia' is known in many quarters as one of the most AUSTRALIAN (flavoured) gardens known and one of the more creative....Perhaps it is not international enough!
Let us pray.