Fire pit The rear garden consists of a large entertaining area paved with random-cut Castlemaine slate. Four linden trees (*Tilia cordata*) punctuate the hard surface, framing views from the house into the garden.
Garden Designer Visit: Lavender Fields in Australia
Cool colours and beautiful textures with small leafed Westringia and Santolina(?) by Secret Gardens of Sydney. Not only do fine-leaved plants withstand heavy coastal winds, but they look great when mass planted adjacent to other fine-leaved plants.
Echeveria 'Encantada' is a really nice hybrid from Renee at Altman Plants. Pupping rather nicely at 3 years in the garden. Not sure whether it will develop the steroidal size the single plant initially had about a foot in diameter. This also blooms over a 6 month period, and as a cut flower I keep the flower stalks in arrangements for another 4 months and they still look great.
Australian garden designer Michael Cooke's house entry is framed by lush mixed plantings of Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa), grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp), massed aloes (Aloe spp. Photographed by Daniel Shipp. via The Design Files
Landscape Architect Visit: A Refined Kitchen Garden by Richard Miers
With a directive to build a garden with year-round interest, Miers planted four raised beds of evergreen herbs—rosemary, lavender, and thyme—for use in the kitchen. surrey house garden by richard miers garden design