We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too," she says. "Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!"

A Balinese-inspired garden in Sydney's Northern Beaches

Influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in the coastal neighbourhood and overseas. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!

Love the pots

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Tropical foliage in beautiful stone container with decorative stone spheres Something like this under the patio

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.

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.

A bare Bayview section was a dream come true for a landscape designer with a passion for plants and a penchant for colour

Garden makeover: This corner site was once bare sloping lawn -

This landscape designer struck gold with this empty Bayview garden, transforming the bare section into a lush, eye-catching oasis

Concord 'Coral' Garden #textures and #tones

Concord 'Coral' Garden #textures and #tones

Looking south.

GREEN AND LUSH tropical border.See several items that love our Louisiana summers and survive practically all winters in the ground

Working with a large sloping site, landscape designer Claudia Nevell [shaped a many-layered tropical wonderland at her home on the NSW North Coast](http://www.homestolove.com.au/a-tropical-oasis-on-the-nsw-north-coast-2802|target="_blank").

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Alexander palms and cordylines reach toward the canopy. Below, *Trachelospermum jasminoides* ‘Tricolor’, one of the hardiest groundcover plants, spills from its raised bed.

The Design Files Daily - Sunnymeade Garden Open This Weekend

The Design Files Daily - Sunnymeade Garden Open This Weekend

Rene Hundscheidt's Bali-style garden in Sunnybank Hills, south Brisbane. Photos taken at an open day in February 2014.

Rene Hundscheidt's Bali-style garden in Sunnybank Hills, south Brisbane. Photos taken at an open day in February 2014.

Hidden Design Fest 2018 - Mallee Design

Hidden Design Fest 2018

Hidden Design Fest 2018 - Mallee Design

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