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Best Gardens Australia is unique televisions series that takes its audience on an exciting journey through some of the most innovative and exciting landscape designs in Australia.

With high end gardens ranging from the small and clever urban backyards to spacious tropical paradises in far north Queensland. Join us on the adventure that will help viewers gain insights into the creative minds and hearts of Australia’s finest garden designers and professionals.

Hosts Steve Taylor and Bettina Waller discover the essence of every garden design and provide tips and ideas viewers can implement in their own garden space.

Episode 1

Season Three starts with a bang, when host and garden designer Steve Taylor takes us through one of his own garden designs located in Melbourne. Meanwhile, Bettina takes a tour of a tropical paradise on the Sunshine Coast and viewers will also have an exclusive peak into a private serene native garden that has taken fifteen years to complete.

Episode 2

The show kicks off on the Victorian coastline in a garden that was created from recycled materials. The world is changing and sustainable design is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. This innovate sustainable house boasts a rooftop garden with an array of plants growing from out the walls and the roof. There are some helpful tips that will help to make your garden look and operate better.

Episode 3

Steve investigates an array of styles and types of hidden garden gems from around Victoria. Beginning in a beautiful aspirational Toorak garden that is designed for the environment in which it sits. Then to Phillip Island to vist a garden design that oozes with appeal and then to a practical garden which incorporates an extensive veggie garden.

Episode 4

Steve investigates a stunning heritage garden located in the in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. Viewers will also go inside a stunning heritage home that flows seamlessly into its custom designed garden. Viewers will also learn how to incorporate a spa into a garden space and be blown away by a a purpose designed and built sculptural masterpiece.

Episode 5

Renowned designer Andrew Stark takes Steve through five of his best designs. Andrew has a flair for the formal and structured garden design. The tour includes his own home and a variety of different garden shapes and styles. This episode has something for everyone.

Episode 6

Viewers will be blown away as Bettina takes them inside one of the most prestigious back gardens in Sydney. The garden sits high and has some of the best harbour views in the city. As viewers take a peak at an award winning small garden they will glean some ideas they can use in theirs.

Episode 7

Step inside the mind of host, Steve Taylor, as his show he designed a stunning garden located in south Melbourne. If opulence is your bag you will be in awe of a garden that oozes with style and prestige.

Episode 8

In this very special episode garden designer David Kirkpatrick, from Outdoor Creations, shows viewers through four very different landscape projects that are impressive. These designs are diverse and have something for everyone; from the medieval gothic, to sleek contemporary and a Zen garden space.

Episode 9

In this episode of Best Gardens Australia Steve Taylor takes viewers on an extensive tour through the largest and most elaborate garden in Australia, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. The tour includes a scenic punt ride on the gardens main lake, a peak at the impressive Volcano created to recycle water. Then something for the kids, the most exciting children’s garden created by a world renowned garden designer.

Episode 10

World-renowned garden designer Paul Bangay invites Steve into some of his favourite gardens. They travel through some of the gardens that inspired Paul to be where he is today. Then an inside look at his own award winning garden, Stonefields.

Episode 11

Tropical Paradise is the idea of tonight’s episode. With ideas galore for the children, with an incredible playground nearby Sydney, to a home and garden that is a child’s fairytale.

Episode 12

This episode starts off on the rooftop of the ritzy Chapel street with special guest host Gary Takle, Steve tours through one of his own masterpieces. At the climax of the show we get a very special tour through the Shrine of remembrance in Melbourne.

Episode 13

We take a look back at some of the best gardens from this season; take a step into our favourite designs of the year. From the gardens that were established 15 years ago to the most contemporary practical ideas you could imagine.