A Life in Garden Design

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Author: Paul Bangay

Category: Biography & True Stories

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Aust

ISBN: 9781760763282

RRP: $79.99


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Paul Bangay OAM holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) from The University of Melbourne. In 1994 he was granted a Victorian Arts Centre travelling scholarship to further his study of landscape design in Europe and the Americas. He won the Mobil Pegasus Award for the best contribution to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts in 1989. Bangay received the Centenary Medal in 2001 for his contribution to public design projects. He also received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2018 for service to landscape architecture. Since 2020 he has served as a trustee for Cruden Farm, and since 2018 as an ambassador for Prince’s Trust Australia. He is the author of eleven books on garden design.

Paul Bangay is Australia’s most sought-after garden designer. With close to forty years’ experience. Known for his mastery of scale, balance, form and colour. Paul draws on his lifelong study of the natural and classical worlds to create gardens around the globe.

This illustrated memoir explores the evolution of one of Australia’s finest design minds. A visual delight, it ranges from photos of childhood gardens and goats to hand-drawn plans for Paul’s earliest designs. Never-before-seen materials reveal the story behind Paul’s vision. We see the creative workings that come to fruition in meticulous and timeless gardens.

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