Myles Baldwin is an award winning landscape designer and horticulturist. A graduate in landscape design from Northern Sydney Horticultural College, and trained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Myles developed knowledge of a diverse range of plant material and a passion for period garden design, and from 2001 to 2012, was Head Gardener at historic Bronte House
Director of Myles Baldwin Design, a landscape architecture and design studio based in Sydney, Australia, Myles has been responsible for creating some of Australia’s most significant gardens and landscapes including; the historic properties Rona in Bellevue Hill, Lake House in Tasmania and Boomerang in Elizabeth Bay, to contemporary collaborations with leading national and international architectural firms, artists and designers, and projects of cultural importance such as Parliament House and Government House Sydney.
Away from design, Myles is a popular speaker and industry ambassador. Following work as a presenter on Channel 9 and writing for the Sydney’s Sunday Herald, he published his first book in 2008 with Murdoch Books; ‘Period Gardens: Landscapes for Houses with History’, this was followed by the best selling ‘Rural Australian Gardens’ in 2010, and his third book ‘Australian Coastal Gardens’ in 2013, also with Murdoch Books.
In 2013 Myles founded the Australian Garden Show Sydney with Anthony Bastic and AGB Events.
MYLES WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT;
Gardens and their 'Genius Loci'
Myles Baldwin will be speaking on his desire to create a space that evokes a personal and individual experience for his clients' needs, where he designs a sense of place into the landscape to create a distinctive atmosphere or a 'spirit of place'.
In taking you through this journey of his approach to design, he will touch on historical references, thought processes and driving factors that influence his design direction.
A selection of Myles' creations will be presented demonstrating how these influences are integrated into his landscape designs.
Gardenesque - Gardens as Art
Myles Baldwin will be speaking on 'Gardenesque Design'. How this style of design inspires him today, to create individual designs that go beyond his clients' expectations.
The historical background of this 'English style' of design will be discussed, where for the first time, gardeners were forced to rethink the prevailing picturesque or natural landscape view.
A selection of Myles' landscape designs will be presented to demonstrate his reinterpretation of this movement, and how this reflects in his designs today.