On dis­play

Soften white walls with a back­drop of trop­i­cal colour

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Bor­der­ing a weath­ered tim­ber deck, a raised planter bed cre­ates depth us­ing lay­ered green­ery, while also of­fer­ing handy bench seat­ing. Planted against the gallery-white wall is an ar­ray of Stre­litzia bird of par­adise plants, promis­ing an an­nual colour show above ever­green fo­liage. Read the full story on this gar­den, in Syd­ney’s Palm Beach, in Se­cret Gar­dens, a new book by the land­scape ar­chi­tec­ture fi­firm of the same name.

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Se­cret Gar­dens by Matthew Cantwell with pho­tog­ra­phy by Ni­cholas Watt ($59.99, New Hol­land Pub­lish­ers).

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