Emma is a landscape architect with over 15 years experience.

Gardening Australia Magazine: MIFGS Tops Trends & Highlights

‘A Place for Us’ – the award-winning collaboration between Plantery and Open Gardens Victoria, has been featured in the June edition of Gardening Australia Magazine!

Article first published in Gardening Australia Magazine June 2023 – View full article.


Designed by Emma Sheppard-Simms for Open Gardens Victoria Open Gardens Victoria (OGV) is a volunteer organisation that helps gardeners open their gardens to the public. This year, landscape architect Emma Sheppard-Simms was the recipient of a grant to design and build a garden at the OGV MIFGS stand. Emma’s playful waterwise garden was “a place for all living creatures” – an oasis where people could tune into nature, and wildlife could thrive – built and installed by an all-female team. “It’s important that we showcase the skills of female landscape architects, landscapers, horticulturists and volunteers in the industry, says Emma.