Van Leeuwen Green Media
House & Garden
"Horticulturist Hendrik Van
Leeuwen’s garden offers much
food for thought. It’s a shining
example of a productive urban
garden and it shows how we could all
make better use of our backyards. It’s
truly astonishing to see how many
fruit and vegetables are thriving in this
15x48m patch. What’s more, the overall
effect is sensational..."
"Although relatively young, landscape designer Hendrik Van Leeuwen has amassed enough knowledge - through testing in his own garden - to have some clear theories about how to design sustainably under water restrictions. Jenny Lyon visits his best advertisement - Leeuwen’s own backyard..."
"But tucked away in Hughesdale, in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs, is a garden where the dream has become reality — and winner of two first prizes in the 2009 Victorian Landscape Awards, one for best Sustainable Landscape, the other for Plants in the Landscape..."
"After working all day in other people’s gardens, landscape
designer Hendrick van Leeuwen, 36, enjoys pottering around with
his chooks at his home in Melbourne’s inner south-east..."
Guilt Free Pleasure
"Hendrik Van Leeuwen loves home-grown vegies and beautiful gardens. But Hendrik, one of Melbourne’s most successful
landscape designers, believes there’s no point growing vegetables and possessing a beautiful garden if you’re guilt-ridden over the precious water you’re using..."
Having a Garden and eating it too!
"Gardens can be both productive and pretty, and Hendrik Van Leewen's backyard is proof of this. He is passionate about growing his own food, but wasn't going to sacrifice a good-looking garden for the sake of his vegetables..."