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Richard Unsworth
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Richard Unsworth

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Richard Unsworth is a leading garden designer and is Garden Editor and a contributing writer for Belle magazine. He also the owner of Sydney's iconic outdoor store, Garden Life.

Having grown up surrounded by nature in the north of England, Richard inherited a love of gardening from his parents. After he moved to Sydney he furthered his love of urban horticulture with formal study, and started his first business, Apartment Garden Living, focusing on inner-city garden design.

In 2001 he opened his first store, Garden Life , in Sydney's Darlinghurst, where he widened his design practice to work in larger spaces both in the city and further afield.  In 2008 Garden Life moved to larger premises in Redfern.

Richard's love of travel and adventure takes him to places far and wide to find inspiration as he discovers new and old wares. Garden Life is a celebration of natural, unique and contemporary pieces and plants sourced both globally and locally.

In addition to running the business, Richard is a founding member of the James Street Reserve Community Garden, located in the lane behind the Garden Life store.

Books by Richard Unsworth

Garden Life

A celebration of nature and her gifts, and of the joys and challenges of creating a beautiful garden, Garden Life will inspire and empower you to engage with your own outdoor space.

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