2011 Garden 19 - Remuera
Trish Bartleet’s clients wanted to develop a new garden that would work with their life style and respond to the alterations they were undertaking, designed to develop a good relationship between inside and out. Some significant existing plants were kept as they provided height and balance, including a Phoenix, Trachycarpus and Queen Palms. Likewise, some of the interesting boulders were used for the entry garden and also for an internal boundary wall. To hide a large wooden retaining wall across the back of the site, Trish created a Bromeliad wall to add softening, interest and colour all year round, a retreat from the wind and a visual feast from the kitchen.