Planting design 

­Planting design 

Brief:

  • To design and plant a larger border at the rear entrance of a new block of flats separating the gardens from a communal car park. 

Challenge:

  • An east facing slope exposed to drying winds, hot sun and pollution. Must be low maintenance.

Solution:

  • A retaining wall was built to support the lower slope and raise the planting height.
  • Griselinia littoralis hedging planted along the upper boundary to afford the gardens privacy as well as provide the planting with an evergreen backdrop.
  • The planting itself is made up of a restricted combination of strong performing drought tolerant shrubs, perennials and soft grasses in a calming palette of muted greens, greys and purples to sooth and welcome tenants home.