Make it grand Take your cue from an iconic gar­den to mix up the old and new at your place

Take your cue from this land­scape to cre­ate a gor­geous gar­den where the old meets the new

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when it comes to gar­den style, you don’t have to choose between the clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary – it’s eas­ier than you think to have both! For in­spi­ra­tion, you can’t go past Ret­ford Park, an his­toric Aus­tralian gar­den that has evolved dur­ing the past five decades into an iconic land­scape. Take a wan­der around this sprawl­ing es­tate and see how its her­itage roots sur­vive into the present day when it comes to land­scape style, plant se­lec­tion and gar­den­ing prac­tices. There are so many great ideas for you to try at your place, what­ever the size of your out­door area.

Give a knot gar­den a twist. Plant and clip low box hedg­ing to cre­ate the de­sign and use lawn in between in­stead of the tra­di­tional crushed gravel.

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