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Ken Lamb holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales. He majored in modern landscape painting and abstract steel sculpture with a particular interest in Oriental aesthetics, Japanese sumi-e brush painting, and traditional Chinese landscape ink paintings of the Sung dynasty. After working as an artist for 10 years with successful shows in Sydney, Colombo and Sri Lanka, he embarked on the journey of discovery of Japanese gardens.


  • Ken founded Imperial Gardens Landscape in 1984 specialising in the design and construction of Japanese & Oriental gardens. 
  • He became inaugural Director of the International Association of Japanese Gardens in 1994 and host of the 12th International Symposium of Japanese Gardens in Sydney 2012. 
  • He runs Pruning Workshops from Hidden Orient Nursery Belrose and works with local & state government with specialised pruning, training, and garden renovations.
  • Imperial Gardens is a multi-award winning company and contributor to the Hidden Gardens Festival showcasing exceptional gardens. 

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