There was a time when he was told that his designs would never be in demand. But Phillip Johnson, a gold-medal winning designer and the man behind this year’s Australian Garden at Chelsea 2013 has proven them wrong. Over an afternoon tea down by the Yarra River (and punctuated by a few passing trams) Phillip and I discussed how he got his start in horticulture and landscaping, his ‘natural system’ style of design including billabongs and water filtration, as well as how he intends to build and plant out his ambitious Chelsea Flower Show design. And how much he loves to hand water….
Click on the podcast above to listen to my full (and fascinating) interview with Phillip.