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The Sir Walter Greenart Garden

Our aim was to design a garden space for residential application with an emphasis on sustainable practices without sacrificing modern day requirements. A soft footprint concept was our main focus for our sustainable practise, which is the introduction of permeable surfaces to reduce the amount of water run off into our storm water systems which then lead to our rivers and oceans. We also used materials sourced through local suppliers to cut down on fuel emissions. The wet edge plunge pool was constructed from glass and presented as the main focal point as you approach the garden. The turf area is Sir Walter buffalo which has proven itself as a drought hardy variety with less mowing; it also adds a truly soft space between hard structures and heavy plantings. The Sir Walter Greenart Garden is an example of how obtainable a modern sustainable garden can be.

Date

June, 2008

Category

melbourne international flower & garden show