Lee Bailey

About Lee Bailey

Lee Bailey has been involved in the horticultural industry for over 20 years. She has been the owner of bella botanics Landscape Design for 19 of those years. She has also worked in retail nurseries, been a consultant, sub-contractor, maintenance gardener and garden designer for domestic and commercial properties. She is currently completing a Diploma of Sustainable Landscape Design at Swinburne TAFE.

My Student Garden at MIFGS 2013

Last June, Landscaping Victoria announced the brief for this year’s Student Design Competition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2013 (MIFGS). The Country Fire Association was to be our ‘client’ and the theme we were to build was ‘Landscaping for Bushfire’. We were to adhere to the guidelines set out in the Landscaping for Bushfire manual which even helps us to work out what plants we are to include in our gardens. Our designs were to reflect a suburban garden allotment and from there we were free to do what we liked in our 6 x 6m space. “Fantastic”, I said to myself. Continue reading