Who is Andrew Laidlaw?

Andrew Laidlaw is one of Australia’s leading landscape architects and designers.  With over 30 years of experience in the industry, award winning designs and high profile projects, Andrew is well known for his in depth knowledge of plants, his mastery of design, and his unique, innovative approach.

Andrew is most widely known for his work as the landscape architect at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.  In this role, he has designed and developed the Long Island indigenous garden, the Perennial Border, the Rose Species Garden, the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, and Guilfoyle’s Volcano.

His projects have also won three gold medals at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Landscape of the Year from the Landscape Industries Association of Victoria, and the 2005 Victoria Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development.

Andrew has taught Landscape Design at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus (previously VCAH) for over twenty-five years, teaching many of Australia’s gardeners and designers.

He is a regular presenter on ABC 774’s Saturday morning gardening program and has had his work featured in industry magazines and the wider media.

Andrew founded Laidlaw & Laidlaw Design in 2004 with his wife Sarah, and has undertaken a range of domestic and public projects while continuing his long standing work for the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

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