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Pollinate Garden Design
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Set beside the Swan River on Fish Market Reserve,
this property was just a house and no garden. The
owners had no real idea in regards to a specific style,
so they entrusted Suzanne to create something
magical, while keeping within the home and
location’s historic ambience. It also need to be
relatively low maintenance because the owners were
upfront in saying they were ‘not gardeners’.
The final design endeavours to look like a house
in a garden. Being so close to the river, the ground
consisted of thick clay that was extremely difficult
to penetrate and arduous to work with.
Adopting a French-style of planting, the garden
abounds in rows and clusters of lilly pilly, London
plane trees, foxgloves and terraced hedging. Dotted
throughout are clay urns with topiary trees, adding
a distinct classic style to the landscaping.
Boundaries have been gently treated with
arbours and planting in order to blend with the
riverscape, while the ‘crab-apple’ walk looks
down towards the water.
One of the most striking elements to this garden
is undoubtedly the old well, originally part of the
homestead, which was built by Malay servants in
the early 1900s. It has been completed with a classic
turret, an iconic feature throughout this historic
region. This well is also accessible to the public,
while still somewhat connected to the garden.
The close planting of all these components has
created a self-support system, whereby the need for
watering is relatively minimal, despite the lushness
of the landscaping.
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