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The Presenters

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BSc Botany DipEd University of WA PhD RMIT Associate Adjunct Professor University of Adelaide AILA

Kate is a founding director of TCL and is a nationally and internationally recognised and awarded landscape architect and environmental artist, with particular skills in the integration of public art with landscape and urban design. She has worked as both an artist and designer for a number of international art and garden festivals both in Australia and overseas. Kate is experienced in the design of residential and public gardens and parks and her work in this area has been extensively published internationally. Her background in botany and her strong personal interest in horticulture have resulted in her involvement in the planting design of sites throughout Australia.

Kate has been a member of the core design team in many of TCL’s award winning projects including the Redevelopment of North Terrace and Victoria Square in Adelaide and The Australian Garden, which won the 2013 WAF, ‘Landscape of the Year’ Award. She was one of four inaugural recipients of the AILA National Edna Walling Award for Residential Design in 2006.

Kate has taught at both secondary and tertiary levels and is most familiar with the education sector. She has recently completed a PhD which reflected on 25 years of TCL’s practice, as well as her interest in beauty, aesthetics and care and how these qualities can be aligned with creating and appreciating sustainable landscapes.

WEBSITE: https://tcl.net.au/team/kate-cullity/



Myles Baldwin is a well-known landscape designer, horticulturist and is the Director of Myles Baldwin Design – a landscape architecture and design studio based in Sydney.

With his background training in horticulture, diverse plant material knowledge, and passion for period garden design he has worked as Head Gardener at historic Bronte House.

As Director of Myles Baldwin Design, Myles has been responsible for creating some of Australia’s most significant gardens and landscapes.

He has collaborated with leading national and international architectural firms, artists and designers and has worked on projects of great cultural significance.

Away from design, Myles is a popular speaker and industry ambassador recognisable from his work on Channel 9, writing for the Sydney’s Sunday Herald, and as the writer of numerous books including the best-seller ‘Rural Australian Gardens’.

WEBSITE: http://mylesbaldwin.com/team/myles/

Photo Credit: Aimee Crouch, Bresic Whitney



Michael Bates graduated from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1986.  He spent the next few years travelling and working for several Australian landscape companies.  In 1988-1992, Michael was the first student of Masayoshi Uchiyama, and the Japanese aesthetic has informed his visual approach to landscape ever since.

From 1993 - 1996, Michael ran a small residential garden design practice.  In 1996, Michael launched Bates Landscape and it has grown steadily over the last 24 years, to become the operation that it is today.

Over this quarter century, Michael has built over 1200 gardens, and collaborated with the leading designers.  These days, on more than half of the gardens that Bates Landscape create, Michael leads the design process with collaborators selected to be the right fit for each job.

Information-flow equals work-flow, and work-flow determines how efficiently we can build gardens and take advantage of opportunities which emerge during the process.  This new way of operating suits all parties involved and produces durable visual value.

Over the last 15 years, Michael has travelled the world on professional garden study tours each year, connecting with the best designers in every country he visits.  This experience has informed his book, The New Australian Garden, a folio of Michael’s work which explores how Australian garden culture has evolved to become outward-looking, drawing on design inspiration from around the world.

WEBSITE: https://bateslandscape.com.au/about-landscape-design-sydney/

Photo Credit: Jason Busch


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