The Balcony Garden partners with Landscaping Victoria

We opened our Christmas present early and it’s fantastic! We are proud to announce that we have been trusted by industry body Landscaping Victoria to come on board as a Bronze Partner. Landscaping Victoria celebrated it’s 50 year anniversary last year and continues to grow it’s membership base. It’s ethos ‘Quality, Pride and Professionalism’ permeates…

Small Spaces Style : Meet Green Features

Some projects are big, and some projects are small. The design principles can change slightly depending on the size of the project and space, however what doesn’t change is the NEED for design. Design always works. With that in mind, on this edition to The Potter’s Wheel we focus on a small team, doing small…

2017 Christmas at The Balcony Garden

Whether you are thinking about a gift for family and friends, you’re a designer with the impending Christmas deadline looming or a stockist rushing to fill your space for the festive season, it’s time to act. The Balcony Garden has been well stocked throughout the year, however this time of year is always hard to predict. Here’s a…

Martin Brothers : A short history

We love being inspired by our amazing clients and the work they do. A young company from South East Queensland, Martin Brothers, are an up and coming force in Brisbane. We first came across them as they installed our pots for some high end developments in conjunction with Aria Property Group. As the name suggests,…

Giving Little Green Thumbs a Workout

A lot of people working in the horticulture and design industries will tell you that their passion for the industry started with an early exposure to all things plants when they were young. Not all children will develop a life long obsession with plants from such exposure at an early age (like some of us!),…

Recipe: Pomegranate slow cooked lamb

Another fantastic recipe from our in-house cook Elizabeth Hewson (we wish). This Middle Eastern inspired dish is packed full of flavour and makes an impressive dinner party meal. The dish is completed with a bejeweling of pomegranate seeds that not only look beautiful but also add a wonderful texture against the slow cooked lamb.  …

A Landscape Designer’s Guide to Using Pots

The Chicken v Egg : What comes first – the pot or the plant? I spent the recent warm Sydney weekend flicking through books in my horticultural library and surfing the net and I came across a few gems of advice that I thought would be of use to The Potters Wheel readers. The advice…

Interiors: Making your house a home

Creating the perfect home means many different things, but for most of us, it is creating a sense of comfort, a safe relaxing space where we can truly express ourselves. A home is a place where you live your life and create memories with family and friends.  Below are a few tips to help create…

The Balcony Garden hosts the LNA

  The Balcony Garden was recently lucky enough to host the July General meeting of the LNA – the master landscapers association of NSW. The LNA is the premiere industry body for landscape professionals in NSW. It was great to meet and to entertain members and show off some of our new arrivals, including 830mm…

Interior Trends Update

Sydney siders today are tending to stay put and make their slice of the Sydney real estate market the best it can possibly be.  From small additions to concept, design and construction here are a few of the latest interior trends that will help you along the way!!     Colour Watch out French Navy,…

Caring for your potted friends

As a follow up to last months articles on the Potter’s Wheel, this month we look at maintaining your chosen plant life. Plants can be fussy, but spend just a little bit of time with your foliaged friends, check in every now and then with them, and everything will be leafy!     Planting Up…

Upcoming Collections

New collections from The Balcony Garden. We can’t reveal full details as yet, but the new collections will feature a mixture of earthy materials and contemporary finishes. It’s been a busy 12 months as we’ve travelled between Africa, Asia and Italy; working with our suppliers to create 3 new exclusive ranges. Make sure you keep an eye on…

Gift Vouchers Available

  A pot and a plant is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. It says “OMG! I love you!” and shows the recipient you are confident in their green thumb abilities!    But a lot of the time we can slightly miss the mark style-wise. Avoid this awkward situation with a gift voucher! The Balcony Garden is pleased…

Sticks and Stones Interview

The landscape design practice Sticks & Stones is a composite of two minds – Fiona Ericsson and Julia Levitt. The two met while studying together at Sydney’s Ryde Horticultural College and hit it off instantly – quickly realising they appreciated the same things in good design. When they moved out into the industry, it seemed…

Indoor Plants That Work

We’ve all been there; that trip to Bunnings or the local nursery, followed by a momentary lapse of reason regarding our own gardening ability.  The next thing you know you’re walking home with not only an indoor plant, but a vision of turning the interior of your home into an Amazonian rain forest. Three weeks later…

Straight Up Limited Edition

  Available in three delicious desert inspired tones, these sugary-sweet delights are sure to warm any space this Winter. The soft sensual pastel hues will have you dreaming of fairy floss, rainbows, unicorns and bubblegum.  The three new tones compliment the existing white & concrete grey colours of the collection.   You can sample these delectable sugary…

We’ve increased capacity

  The last year has seen tremendous growth at The Balcony Garden so we’ve recently doubled the size of our warehouse. Our new space is quickly filling with new stock so you can be assured your favourite pots are always available.   The production time for our new poly-resin composite material is significantly faster than…