WHAT GRAHAM LOVES ABOUT THE GAR­DEN

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Garden Restoratio­n -

A HARSH BEAUTY

What strikes me is that such a min­i­mal quan­tity of plants cre­ates such a lush ef­fect. The cathe­dral-like struc­ture is very dom­i­nant, very pow­er­ful. Only about 30 per cent of the landscape is plants, while twothirds of it is taken up with hard sur­faces. This place is friendly, it’s an oa­sis. There’s lots of con­crete, bricks and steel that have a beauty of their own – and the plants don’t de­tract from that. The plants re­ally work.

CLEVER SE­LEC­TION

The de­sign­ers have been clever in that they’ve se­lected plants that suit the space’s spe­cial mi­cro­cli­mate. It’s just the sort of thing you’d want to adapt for court­yards or on high-rise bal­conies. It’s a small gar­den, but it’s highly ef­fec­tive.

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