We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too, she says. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well! - Jolene's Gardening
Once most famed for its bohemian lifestyle, the Byron Bay of today is re-establishing itself as a boutique resort town. Alongside its stunning coastline, the region is now often most recognised for its rising number of design-savvy accommodation – unique boutique hotels that are helping to redefine the beach shack and reinvigorate the surf town. Sarah Bristow reports.