Operating out of Botany, Sydney, Secret Gardens’ approach to designing gardens is threefold; not only do they place focus on ‘the who’, but they also place focus on ‘the where’ and ‘the why’ to fashion deeply personal and highly resolved gardens. Crucially, they view each project that crosses their path as unique, with a new client, new brief, new site, new climate and a new set of challenges. As a result, each garden tells a story that deeply reflects its context.
We spoke with Secret Gardens’ founding director Matthew Cantwell, who revealed the firm’s blueprint for gardens focused on people, place and the planet. Engaging a large team of landscape architects and designers, structural landscape specialists, carpenters, stonemasons and horticulturists, Matt explores the importance of relationships and how they continue to design residential gardens for the future.
Produced in partnership with Secret Gardens