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Biographical entry Walling, Edna Margaret (1895 - 1973)

Born
4 December 1895
York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died
8 august 1973
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Landscape gardener

Summary

Edna Walling was a landscape designer who was instrumental in the development of an Australian garden style. Having qualified in horticulture as one of the first women to study at the Burnley School of Horticulture in Melbourne, her employment as a jobbing gardener soon transformed into garden designer with many commissions. In her designs she drew inspiration from the Australian bush to create a naturalistic landscape using Australian native plants to great effect. Walling was a prolific and influential writer on horticulture and gardens in popular magazines and books including Gardens in Australia (1943) and A gardener's log (1948). Many of her garden plans are in the collections of the State Library of Victoria.

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Events

1911
Life event - Migrated to New Zealand with her family
1914
Life event - Moved to Australia
1917
Education - Graduated from Burnley School of Horticulture, Melbourne

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