Landsberg Garden Design was established in 2006 and the practice works from Sydney with both private and corporate clients.
Barbara Landsberg has lived on four continents and travelled on every continent but Antarctica. This has fed her fascination for the world, its people, how we live together, how we express ourselves, how we are expressions of our environments, how we interact with our environments. Travelling has enabled Barbara to explore the artistic expressions of many cultures. She uses travel as an education which informs her work and philosophies.
Barbara has a Diploma of Garden Design from the London Inchbald School of Garden Design and a Diploma of Horticulture from the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London. On returning to Australia, Barbara spent many months working on garden maintenance teams, learning hands-on the Australian flora and environment while studying the same at Ryde School of Horticulture.
Barbara’s favourite places are in her gardens, at her drawing board or very high up a mountain.
"The gardens I design are a creative shaping of many dynamic elements, which come together in a complex form yet feel perfectly simple, being so settled in their landscape and so suited to those who live in it."
SENIOR DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER
Ben’s respect and appreciation for gardens began with an early fascination with plants as a child, under the guidance of his family at their Sydney home, and has been augmented by travels through South America, England and Europe. Ben is fascinated by the way people have interacted with the natural world historically and today, and believes deeply in the ability of plants to transform spaces, bring out emotions and create harmony between the built and natural environment. His view is that no garden is too big or too small; every person has their own unique relationship with a garden and the plants that fill it.
While studying horticulture at the University of Sydney, Ben managed a retail nursery, developing his knowledge of the industry and passion for working with plants. He studied Landscape Design at Ryde TAFE and for many years ran his own horticulture and landscaping business. Ben began working with Barbara in 2014. Their shared appreciation for the power of gardens to invigorate and heal has enabled a collaborative energy, and a passion to create spaces tailored to the needs of each client.
Ben’s passion for the natural environment flows into his love of surfing and rock-climbing; he is energised by the outdoors.