I am a landscape architect and urban designer by profession, and a multi-disciplinary creative collaborator by natural inclination.
I trained as both architect and landscape architect, and I now share my craft with the next generation as sessional lecturer in Masters of Landscape Architecture at RMIT and Melbourne Universities.
For a decade I worked as a Senior Landscape Architect on some of Australia’s significant landscape architecture and urban design projects- most notably several years spent managing the design and construction of The Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.
I am an ardent flower lover and experience maker.
Taking two years out to join the ‘the school of life’, I indulged in that rare opportunity to focus on the things I love most. This included working with some of Melbourne's most sought after florists and event designers, immersing myself entirely in the world of floristry and bespoke events.
I am a gardener and grower, a forager and preserver.
This school of life lead me to a major tree change with my young family, moving from urban Melbourne to rural Spargo Creek, which is located just outside of Daylesford in Victoria’s Central Highlands. Here I have been designing and building a ‘productive’ focussed garden on our 5-acre property lovingly named Oak and Monkey Puzzle after the beautiful specimen trees found on our land. I’ve been learning to live with the seasons - growing, gathering, foraging, flowering, making and preserving.
I am a place maker.
I am passionately intent on creating a hub here at Oak and Monkey Puzzle, as a place for experiencing and sharing passions. Through my experience as a landscape architect and urban designer, and now here as part of a vibrant community of creatives, artisans, craftspeople and country dwellers, I have embarked on establishing this hub, and it is a joyful work in progress.
My hope is that this hub will be a special place to visit, to experience and learn, to share skills - and ultimately engender a community.
© Copyright Natasha Morgan 2017