Author(s): William Dangar
William Dangar's Garden is a journey through a series of twenty-one inspiring, emotive and lyrical gardens. Each is photographed at its optimum moment - not when newly planted, but when nature has reasserted itself and there is a certain expressiveness, a sense of wildness, breaking through the original structure and order. Each project is described through Will's frank perspective, chronicling the challenges, the planting choices, the collaborations, the relationships and the joy that make these gardens significant.
William Dangar is one of Australia's pre-eminent landscape designers. With a career spanning over 25 years, he has designed and built some of the country's most iconic residential landscapes. William grew up on a farm near the northern NSW town of Armidale. He moved to Sydney in his early 20s and began a business mowing lawns and landscaping in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Studies in horticulture soon followed, alongside extensive design experience guided by some of Sydney's leading landscape designers. William fast developed a reputation for his refined design aesthetic, no-nonsense manner, and highly creative approach to problem solving. William and his team have designed and built around 1000 gardens over the last 25 years. His focus on quality materials, clear communication, robust construction, and elegant design solutions has established William Dangar as Sydney's premier high-end landscape designer. In addition to his design practice, he's also creative director of Robert Plumb, a distinctive Australian design and construction brand synonymous with quality craftsmanship and a practical and refined aesthetic.