After agreeing to my last minute suggestion of shooting down to Melbourne for Garden DesignFest, we managed to see three gardens, including two by Robert Boyle.
Ctenanthe - the never never plants - GardenDrum
Ctenanthe, or never-never plant, is a tough performer in a dry shady garden in warm climates, with several cultivars having beautifully patterned leaves
Clipped Helichrysum petiolare and Teucrium fruticans.
Roberto Burle Marx single-handedly changed the face of tropical garden design while introducing to the world a host of amazing indigenous Brazilian plants.
More native New Zealand plants for hedges (Part - GardenDrum
Ozbreed’s Westringia fruticosa Grey Box™ has won the Nursery and Garden Industry of Australia’s 2015 top award of ‘Plant of the Year’.
Photo by Brian Roach
I love a good sensory garden and how they can delight and heighten our senses, how they can evoke fond memories and how they can draw us in to be immersed within the garden.
Olearia languinosa ‘Ghost Town’, an unkillable shrub which thrives in a hot dry spot. Photo by Brian Roach