Andrew Laidlaw is a Global Gardens of Peace director and Landscape Architect at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria where he is responsible for the design and implementation of an extensive range of landscape projects. His achievements include the award winning Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden (2004), Guilfoyle’s Volcano Project (2010) and the rejuvenation of the Fern Gully (2013). His design work has won a number of awards including Best New Tourist Attraction for Victoria and Landscape of the Year in 2005.
Andrew has also taught at post-graduate, degree and certificate levels in horticulture and landscape design and currently lectures at Melbourne University in the post-graduate certificate of Landscape design. He was a regular gardening commentator on ABC 774 for ten years and has made numerous television presentations. Andrew is passionate about his role as principal landscape designer for Global Gardens of Peace. Its philosophy is that “gardens are forever” and its belief is that gardens are the centre for which to build a community around.