Contemporary Garden – Cheltenham
First day onsite when the clients mentioned they wanted to create a native garden in this knock down rebuild, I looked around in dismay at the hard clay sub-soils. Not a speck of top soil in sight. Along with all the builder’s contamination, I could see huge amounts being spent on soil remediation.
For a while I had been wanting to use corten steel and tentatively suggested the idea to the clients. They loved the idea immediately, which meant we could bring in tones of good soil, as all the beds were then elevated. All the plants thrived, a colourful display of Lomandra ‘Lime Tuft’, Syzygium ‘Resilience’, Westringia ‘Grey Box’, Dianella ‘Little Jess’, Dianella ‘Cassa Blue’, Anigozanthos ‘Big Red’, Grevillea sp., Tristaniopsis ‘Luscious’ and the distant cousins Leucadendrons and Leucospermums, all happy in the same conditions.
A very modern garden in an area of traditional formal gardens proving to be a distraction on a very busy road.