BACKGROUND

We spent 3 years living and travelling in the UK and Europe and these influences are evident in our approach to garden design.

Ledbury is named after an English village we visited in Herefordshire during our time overseas, and ideas developed about building our own home on small acreage back in Australia. Wherever we travelled we were inspired by the beautiful gardens and buildings, from castles to old barns and specialist gardens such as ‘The Gardens of Heligan’ in Cornwall.

After buying a property in the Barossa Valley in July 1999, we took building and garden design courses and travelled interstate to further our knowledge and skills. Sue completed a Diploma of Garden Design at TAFE (Urrbrae. S.A.) in 2004.

Practicality, aesthetics and attention to detail were important elements in the design of our garden and poured earth house. We designed the property using permaculture principles and lived independently of water and electricity.


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