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From small city courtyards to coastal and country properties, gold award winning garden designer Georgina Martyn is renowned for her horticultural passion and design excellence. Her gardens are celebrated for their individual and soulful style with their emphasis on creative use of plant life. Preferring to design with asymmetry, circular shapes and organic forms, her work often includes a trademark curved seat.

Winning her first gold medal in 1997, at 23, for her Landscape Display at The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), Georgina quickly established herself as a leader in the industry, winning further gold medals at MIFGS in subsequent years.

Willing to experiment with concepts, materials and plants, Georgina’s work strives to break boundaries and conventional thinking. She takes an holistic approach to design, incorporating organic and Bio dynamic gardening principles into her work, together with Feng Shui theory. Georgina also delights in offering imaginative play opportunities for children to develop their creativity and problem solving skills.

Georgina incorporates environmentally and socially sustainable principles into her designs covering aspects such as low water use plants, Australian bush foods, biodiversity, chicken coops, worm farms, compost bays, produce and herb gardens, rainwater capture, soil improvement, drought tolerant lawns, organic materials and methods and using renewable or reclaimed materials like timber, brick and stone.

Georgina Martyn’s garden designs have appeared in many gardening publications and her work has appeared on several television programs including ABC Gardening Australia. She is a mentor in the University of Melbourne’s Land and Food Resources Career Mentoring Programme, writes articles for gardening magazines, and is a sought after speaker.

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