Foundgarden is based on the NSW Central Coast of Australia and is the creation of jewellery designer Virginia Riley.
Since 1994 Virginia has adorned countless people with her custom designed costume jewellery supplying stores throughout Australia and New Zealand including her own beautiful store in Sydney’s Strand Arcade.
In recent years she has taken a break from jewellery designing to focus on family and raising her three young boys in her home town of Avoca Beach. Foundgarden was born from her love of gardening, reducing waste, recycling and creating beautiful things that can be enjoyed for many years. She also enjoys the therapeutic escape to the garden from the busy chaos of juggling family life.
Each Foundgarden is unique and reflects her trained eye for detail, shape and colour. She says “it’s kind of like designing jewellery with plants. The difference is that gardens grow and transform, becoming more beautiful with time.”
Each garden is created as sustainably as possible using recycled materials and sourcing plants from her own garden and local growers. Most of the containers used for Foundgardens are either recycled or handmade using recycled materials. Consequently very few pieces are the same and the range changes frequently as new materials and plants come to hand.