Walling’s design for Mawarra.

RECENTLY, at a writers festival, an eminent English garden writer asked why we Australians eulogise the designer Edna Walling. It was easy to answer, for there are many reasons for the continued admiration of Walling’s work.

A garden design in the Bates Smart Collection of architectural materials by Edna Walling from the University of Melbourne Archives.

A garden design in the Bates Smart Collection of architectural materials by Edna Walling from the University of Melbourne Archives.

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