Charlie Albone has been designing gardens for 12 years and is an expert on planting and landscaping.
Passionate about the design of his surroundings, Charlie has now been designing and building gardens for almost 12 years. He loves the outdoors and for Charlie, it is a pleasurable experience to create a space you want to spend time in and then return to.
Born in Hong Kong, Charlie moved to the UK when he was 12 years old. It was here that he developed a keen interest in landscapes and gardens. On leaving school, he landed a job maintaining the grounds of an English country manor. With no formal qualifications, he learnt on the job and worked for many UK landscaping companies before coming to Australia on a working holiday twelve years ago. He fell in love with the country and decided to further his education by gaining a diploma in horticulture and landscape design. While at college, Charlie started his own landscaping company "Inspired Exteriors", which he now runs as a full time business.
His main client base is in Sydney's eastern suburbs, where he creates stylish city gardens. He has also worked on country gardens in the Southern Highlands and even further afield in France.
In 2007 Charlie made his TV debut on the Lifestyle Channels hit series “Selling Houses Australia”. Now in its 8th series Charlie has been a key of member of the team making over gardens so they look their best for sale. Charlie has also hosted other Lifestyle Channel shows including “The Party Garden” and most recently, “Charlie and the Flower Show”.
Charlie also writes a monthly blog about gardening, as well as answering questions from LifeStyle viewers & website members.... Read more.
Latest Questions & Answers
Hi Charlie, I want crazy paving on my patio and love the look of the exact one in your article. Is there any chance of finding out where I can get this exact product please?http://www.lifestyle.com.a...
Hi Chalie, I have thousands of questions!!! I live just outside Noosa, the soil is very sandy. I am looking for a ground cover that will cover a dam wall so weeds wont grow. Look forward to hearing...
Hi there Charlie!! I would like to know if you do residential consultations for landscaping? thank you :))...
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