Challenging Normal!

“Design is often about recreating something that has existed for a long time,” says Dean Herald, managing director and principal landscape designer of Rolling Stone Landscapes, in Sydney, Australia. “Building a chair differently, building a table differently, making water flow uphill, that’s the beauty of what design is all about. Good design challenges what is normal.” Challenging normal was the approach used in this show garden that Herald created at the Sydney Housing Industry Association (HIA) Home Show. “Clients often want something similar to what I’ve done before,” he says. “With a show garden, I get the opportunity to break new ground and show the next client what they could potentially have.”