Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2018, Show Garden

Client:  MIFGS 2018
Year Completed2018

In 2018 we were selected as a finalist in the Boutique Gardens Competition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. As a result we were given the opportunity to bring our design to life at the festival. Our design was based around the concept of using raw, rustic and recycled materials throughout a small space.

We accomplished this by creating a warm and inviting space using materials like recycled railway sleepers and bricks, sandstone, bluestone, corten steel and de-form bar.

Throughout the space we used a solely native plant palette in an attempt to help tie the theme together from start to finish. Several large Xanthorreas were the stars of our planting design along with a Baby Blue Eucalyptus tree. Such plantings were then softened with groupings of Banksia Birthday Candles, Acacia Lime Lights, Ficinia Nodosa, Eremophila and Lomandra.



Our expert team are the cool climate garden specialists, having created elegant landscapes throughout the region, including Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Robertson.


We design and construct landscapes that are sensitive to the stunning locations of this particular region, from escarpment foothills and coastal clifftops to rural pasture lands.


Our experience across the Illawarra has led us to adapt our design to various locations across Wollongong.


Jake and his team provided an excellent service from day one. We approached them originally for a landscape design only, this then led to construction and now on going maintenance. We can not fault the service provided.


- Rod, Berry

We were extremely happy with the results from the Loco Team. From start to finish nothing was a problem and everything was completed on time, as promised and to a great standard. The boys really went the extra mile to put the finishing touches on the project and ensure we were completely satisfied.


- Hyell & Rani, Far Meadow

I was initially a bit overwhelmed by the thought of having our gardens constructed and not knowing what to expect but Jake and his team put me at ease and listened to my ideas, walking me through the process, keeping me informed throughout the project. The end result was better than we could have imagined. Thanks to the team at Loco for going above and beyond when creating our beautiful space for us to enjoy.


- Bill, Gerringong

Watching our garden being transformed by Jake and the Loco crew was great to witness. Jake was very easy to work with and informative providing insight into what works in our areas and suggestions on utilising space to suit our needs. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end.


- Caroline, Bowral

With no real idea of what we wanted from our property and garden we approached Loco Landscape Design Studio who were extremely helpful and prompt with creating an amazing design which then developed into construction. We now have an amazing garden that caters for our whole family's needs.


- Kate, Bulli