Recognising Landscapes for Present and Future Generations

Luxury houses are typically designed with emphasis on the built structure. Yet landscapes are just as important when it comes to creating beautiful and enduring homes.

Australia’s Best Enduring Luxury Gardens 2018 is an inaugural national competition that will run annually to recognise and showcase the very best enduring luxury residential gardens in Australia.

Registered landscape architects are invited to submit their 2017 and 2018 luxury (budgets of $100,000 plus), residential landscape projects to Custom Homes Magazine by no later than November 15, 2018.

Five winners, selected by an expert judging panel, will WIN complimentary 6 page feature articles and complementary advertising, in one or all of Custom Homes’ forthcoming 2019 luxury annuals (available January 2019 and inclusive of Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth) and will also receive ongoing complementary advertising on our national Custom Homes website ( www.customhomesmag.com )

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Entrants are required to complete the entry questionnaire by the November 30th.
  • Entries should contain 6-10 full-colour, high resolution, professional photographs with permission for photographs and the project entries to be printed in Custom Homes Magazines 2019 and online.
  • All entries must be the entrant’s sole or joint work, and competitors must be prepared to accept the assessors’ verdict as final.
  • There will be one winner in each category and one overall national winner. All winning entries will be awarded a free 4-6 page feature article plus a full page display ad in one of our luxury homes annuals 2019 and related websites advertising – each award valued at $7,500.
  • Prior to publication.

Project Categories

There are 4 project entry categories comprising a winner in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Western Australia respectively. An overall national winner will also be selected.

  1. Australia’s Best Enduring Luxury Gardens Western Australia
    Winner will be featured and receive complimentary advertising in WA Custom Homes Magazine and receive complementary advertising on the Custom Homes national website www.customhomesmag.com
  2. Australia’s Best Enduring Luxury Gardens Sydney
    Winner will be featured and receive complimentary advertising in Sydney Custom Homes Magazine and receive complementary advertising on the Custom Homes national website www.customhomesmag.com
  3. Australia’s Best Enduring Luxury Gardens Melbourne
    Winner will be featured and receive complimentary advertising in Sydney Custom Homes Magazine and receive complementary advertising on the Custom Homes national website www.customhomesmag.com
  4. Australia’s Best Enduring Luxury Gardens Brisbane
    Winner will be featured and receive complimentary advertising in Sydney Custom Homes Magazine and receive complementary advertising on the Custom Homes national website www.customhomesmag.com

There will also be an Overall National Winner: Australia’s Best Enduring Luxury Gardens selected from the 4 category winners

The overall national winner will be featured and receive complimentary advertising in ALL FOUR Custom Homes Magazines and receive complementary advertising on the Custom Homes national website www.customhomesmag.com

How the Projects Will be Judged

A panel of sustainability and landscape experts will evaluate projects based on their enduring and sustainable qualities including:

  • Innovation 
  • Ecosystem enhancement and wildlife habitat for birds, insects, plants etc.
  • Reducing water demand
  • Increasing outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Improving human health
  • Managing stormwater runoff
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Climate change resilience
  • Improving air quality

*Competition rules and conditions