Patrick Handley is a horticulturist, permaculturist and environmentalist with over 25 years of global experience. Patrick has designed projects in all regions of Australia, with the first Aquascape Ecosystem Pond installed in 2007. Waterscapes Australia also installed and displayed fully functioning pond systems in the Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and Brisbane Garden expos, introducing contractors and individuals to ecological and sustainable water gardening.
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Contractor’s Corner | Managing fluctuating client expectations on a large-scale pond build

By Patrick Handley / August 6, 2022 / 0 Comments

The client and his wife are a young couple that have recently relocated inter-state to regional Queensland, Australia and are striking out on their own with a new business and a new life. They purchased a large 180-acre block and set about creating an eco-camping (or “glamping”) retreat. Their vision for the retreat included a […]

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Waterfall Design | Cascading Thunder Down Under

By Patrick Handley / January 31, 2017 / 0 Comments

We were approached by the Mistere Spa and Retreat to transform a dry, seasonal gully into a lush, continuously flowing water course. With an emphasis on creating a grand backdrop for the perfect wedding photo, this had to be something pretty special. Just a stone’s throw from iconic Byron Bay with panoramic views of Mount […]

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Pond Projects: Breaking Ground in Australia

By Patrick Handley / December 31, 2014 / 1 Comment

In my line of work, the greatest accomplishment is to create a landscape that looks part of one of the oldest landscapes in the world. “It looks like it has been there forever” is the best compliment that I have received as a pond builder in Australia. To make tangible what is seen in the […]

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SIDEBAR | Pond Projects: Breaking Ground in Australia

By Patrick Handley / December 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

Project BIO Location: Somers, State of Victoria Client: Doug and Dominique Background and Request: This family spends a lot of time in the outback swimming in rock pools and billabongs and wanted the same experience when they are at home. Specific Element requests: Jumping rock, edible plantings, water capture from roof and water tank overflow. […]

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