Parterre is one of Australia’s leading retail destinations, famed for its classic modern style that combines French classic garden influences with Australian ease.
Offering an ever-changing mix of handpicked desirables for indoors and outdoors from France, Italy and Belgium, it has become an ideal destination in the landscaping and interiors industry. Phenomenal hero pieces – dining tables, commodes, consoles, mirrors, urns, plinths, fountains, statues, bronzes, offer focal features around which to design a room or garden.
Parterre’s landmark projects include the gardens for harbor side mansions as well as spacious penthouse terraces in city apartment buildings. The brand has also created famous gardens for several country estates with its trademark relaxed look for 21st century living.
Parterre is the exclusive Australian representative of premium brands such as Royal Botania (the designer’s choice). Belgian and Dutch brands favoured by the world’s leading designers such as Domani, Gardeco, and Fuera Dentro are also available at Parterre.
About Richard Haigh
Leading Sydney-based landscaper, Richard Haigh, launched Parterre in the 1980s, introducing a whole generation of Australia to topiary, box hedging, symmetry and balance to enhance the look of their gardens.
In 30 years, Haigh has created an original and distinguished Sydney style through a comprehensive understanding of scale, proportion and space. His signature look uses green as a backdrop, orienting the garden around the house, and mixes strong architectural elements with hero pieces. His unmistakable style has made him a favourite with some of Australia's most prominent architects and designers.
Leading names in design collaborate with Haigh, including the late Frank Grill, Michael Suttor, Michael Love, Thomas Hamel, Cameron Kimber and Patricia Stewart.
Haigh’s work has been celebrated amongst major Australian lifestyle publications including Vogue Living, Belle, Australian House & Garden, Country Style, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Australian Financial Review and more.
"Great houses and gardens, need a hero piece (or two): one big table, an oversized mirror, a huge pair of urns, generous shutters, because they add architectural weight, a focal point, pedigree and gives a space the dimensions it may not have. Remember, always buy one great piece as opposed to lots of little bits. It is that piece which helps a space succeed."