National recognition for Albany’s Drift Landscape Studio at Landscape Design Institute annual awards

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Harmen Moulder, Zoe Tucker, Kylie Hordyk, and Patrick O'Neil from Drift Landscape Studio.
Camera IconHarmen Moulder, Zoe Tucker, Kylie Hordyk, and Patrick O'Neil from Drift Landscape Studio. Credit: Georgia Campion

An Albany-based landscaping design studio returned home from last month’s Landscape Design Institute National Landscape Design Awards with a handful of medals.

Drift Landscape Studio won four gold medals and one silver at the national awards which recognise excellence in design.

The haul of four gold medals was the equal most of any of the businesses taking part in the awards and Drift was the only WA practice to be awarded medals.

“We tailor our planting and landscape designs to suit the architecture and the site, which is usually a large rural or coastal property,” Drift director Patrick O’Neil said.

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“We don’t often have a fence or obvious boundary, so we have to consider how we fade the cultivated garden into the surrounding landscape.”

The studio won two gold medals in the rural residential design and plantscape acreage categories for its work at Denmark’s Upland Farm.

It also collected another gold in the plantscape acreage category for its work at Potters Well, the wedding reception area within The Gardens at Bullimah in Elleker.

Work on an Emu Point project also netted the studio another gold in the small, mid or large-size residential garden plantscape category, as well as a silver in the mid or large garden residential design category.

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