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Welcome to our Garden and Sustainability Lifestyle site. 
Thank you for visiting! We hope you find articles of interest 🙂

I’ve spent a lifetime gardening, cooking, raising children and animals and loving life.  I design holistic gardens based on permaculture principles and love teaching sustainability to children and adults.  I’ve been involved in developing productive gardens, butterfly and biodiversity gardens and delight in seeing both adults and children actively engage in their environment. This website and blog is all about my passions – organic gardening, good food, keeping livestock, the natural environment, being creative and sharing ideas.  I hope you enjoy, engage and are enriched by this wonderful world we live in.

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda from Green Platypus Gardens is a good listener –  her designs are creative and functional and she comes up with interesting options that are outside the square. She serves the client’s interests and goes the extra mile. Amanda knows her stuff and is able to make it accessible to the novice gardener.  I was never into gardening before, but she made it look easy and fun and now I love tending our patch. We are both loving our garden!

Dianne & Harald – Dover Gardens

Amanda helped us design an incredible garden plan for your 1 acre block. She came up with ideas we’d never have imagined that were both creative and practical. Thank you! Couldn’t recommend her more. 5 stars!


Verity & Tom – Finniss