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Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken is recognised nationally and internationally for his expertise in the field of garden history. He has been a long-time editor of Australian Garden History, the quarterly journal of the Australian Garden History Society, and his books include The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens (2002), Gardenesque (2004), Botanical Riches (2006), Seeds of Change (2006), The Garden of Ideas (2010), and Cultivating Modernism (2013). Richard has undertaken numerous conservation plans for significant historic gardens throughout Australia, including government house gardens in Sydney, Melbourne, and Hobart; botanic gardens in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and regional Victoria; and many other significant public and private gardens. He has curated several major exhibitions for Australia’s leading collecting institutions.

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Planting Dreams
September 2016
'A garden should … be just a little too big to keep the whole cultivated. Then it gives it a chance to go a little wild in spots' – Edna Walling, landscape designer