Kate Seddon

About Kate Seddon

Kate Seddon (B.A., Grad. Dip. Hort.) has designed gardens for private homes throughout Melbourne and along the Victorian coast since 2007, having graduated Dux of the Graduate Diploma in Horticulture (Burnley) in 2005. To quote the mid-20th century American designer Thomas Church, “Gardens are for people” and this is an encompassing principle of her practice Kate Seddon Landscape Design. Media appearances include ABC TVs Gardening Australia, various lifestyle magazines and newspapers, and as part of Garden DesignFest, she has had a number of open gardens. Kate guest lectures annually to the Burnley landscape design students. Email: kate@ksldesign.com.au ph: 0403 254 368

Review: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Rare Plant Fair 2016

Spring in Melbourne this year has been dramatic and changeable to say the least. This past weekend, despite the erratic and blustery conditions, the passionate plant aficionados were all a twitter as they turned up to the RBG. It was the occasion of the first Botanic and Rare Plant Fair at the RBG (Melbourne). This has been set up as a collaboration between the usually highly anticipated Friends of RBG Plants Sale (normally held twice annually), Diggers Seeds and the RBG. Continue reading

High intensity and demanding New York still has places of peace

New York. The swathes of concrete and glass; the vast canyons formed by major streets cutting through the highest of tall towers. This is where dogs and cats are declawed to deal with life inside apartments and population density is amongst the highest in the world, yet there are still pockets of green delight scattered throughout the neighbourhoods of Manhattan. A place where the concept of community gardens took hold decades ago and where small green spaces deliver maximum clout. On our recent trip we revisited favourite places and discovered others.
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The High Line changes, and is changed by, New York

I recently visited the High Line in New York for the first time. I have been referencing this urban regeneration project for years, have seen many photos, but had never experienced it myself. Living in New York in the late 1990s, my building was located only a block away from the old elevated freight railway line, but in those days it did not register for me at all. Continue reading