We recently visited this young Albert Park garden to check on it’s progress. Just a year old the garden still has a lot of growing to do, however the plants are already putting on an amazing display of summer colour and catching the eye of the locals.
A mix of strong pinks slowly maturing to deep reds and burgundies provide a hit of colour against the stark white, while the white trumpet lilies help break up the stronger colours.
With a heritage street frontage and a contemporary renovation out the back designed by Matyas Architects, it was important that the garden design complimented both styles. Plant species remain consistent throughout, however the planting positioning out the back was purposely adjusted to reflect the change in theme. Formal lines with mixed perennials gives a Victorian garden feel while the rear design moves into mass plantings of single plant species to display a more contemporary outlook.
Greening the verticals with creepers and adding canopies helps to soften the harder contemporary forms and creates a cool inviting space.
Young plants showing off their range of greens and textures will eventually form layers as they mature. Overlapping the garden beds also aids in disguising the pool fence!