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If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.

Designer: Vivid Design

Construction: Semken Landscaping

Gold Medal Winner

Also Awarded: Best Use of Plants

For the first time at the 2014 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS), eight of the best garden retailers around Melbourne and the Bellarine Peninsula joined forces to present a gold medal winning show garden. The display is a ‘cut out’ of an imaginary garden that is much bigger, it has a driveway, woodland style gardens and a secret courtyard. The display featured plants from Australia’s best wholesale nurseries and included many tried and true favorites that gardeners can see used in different ways, as well as some of the newest release plants from around the world.

In a twist from the traditional show garden layout, the garden did not face the pathway; in fact, visitors could only catch glimpses of the secret internal courtyard walls through the woodland garden from the front. Visitors were invited to immerse themselves in the garden by walking up the ‘driveway‘ flanked by a colourful border that featured a vibrant display of voluptuous, harmonious, graduation - blues, purples, pinks and reds, all adjoining colours on the colour wheel.

Only once inside the garden display, were visitors able to peep inside the semi enclosed internal courtyard. The courtyard was a space of simple symmetry, clarity and visual quietness, designed to contrast the leafy and flowery fullness of the outer gardens. The courtyard featured an elegant garden room which housed the garden creator’s precious collection of garden literature. Visitors could imagine themselves sitting in the garden library, perusing the books, surrounded by the private courtyard.

The cut out in the wall had a ‘ha ha’ effect linking the courtyard to the border with a continuity of colour.

Sponsors: Berwick Nursery, Fleming’s, Oasis, PGA, Seasol, Smith & Gordon, Warners, Natural Selections/Highsun, Syngenta, Merrywood, Grow Better

Product Sponsors: Australian Lattice and Timber, Daisy’s Garden Supplies, Dulux, Gardens at Night, Hampton Conservatories UK, Lilydale Instant Turf, Lodge Brothers, Mapei, Pavers Plus

Special Thanks: BECSAM Designs – Interior Design, Total Way Transport, Craig Lidgerwood – Botanical Art

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