Musk Cottage garden is maverick designer Rick Eckersley’s own private garden. It is the culmination of decades of experimentation in Australian landscape gardening and an emphatic expression of the loose, almost painterly approach to landscape design that Eckersley is renowned for.
Rogue: Art of a Garden documents and explores this remarkable Australian landscape and the sensibility that produced it.
Ahead of the publication of Rogue in early 2020, The Planthunter spoke to Rick about his vision for Musk.
“In designing Musk, I wanted to break new territory but stay within the profile of the Australian landscape – I just tipped it upside down, pulled it apart and restitched it. My guiding principle was planting design that looked as though it could have occurred naturally.” – Rick Eckersley
And of the publication, Georgina Reid of The Planthunter wrote,
...It’s a love letter to, and a celebration of, the garden at Musk Cottage. It’s beautifully mad too, of course. Rick started working on the book a couple of years ago, before he decided to sell Musk. “I wanted to make a book that presented differently. I didn’t want it to look like a magazine, or a typical garden publication. I wanted it to be really layered and alive.”