the bench

The design for this coastal garden behind the sand dunes of Goolwa Beach, South Australia includes a sweeping arc deck fronted by a dramatic rusted steel garden bed saddled by a smaller, limestone feature bed and entrance steps. Recycled timber from Moonta Bay jetty and local Carey Gully stone also feature. Plants are predominantly native with some complimentary exotics. Grasses have been mass planted in drifts to sway in the sea breeze, shrubs in undulating mounds, ground covers to carpet and cascade over walls, soft weeping trees to relax the mind and some architectural, statement plants for to add a little drama.

Here’s a mix of photos showing the garden from inception to as it looks now (thank you Tim and Divya for sending through), plus some of the design features and the plants as they looked when they went in.