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This garden demonstrates that a waste material such as pudding stone can be used to create a garden and sustain plant life. The inspiration came from a lost valley near Nice, a Natura 2000 protected area, where an abundance of plants grows in the most unlikely environment. Steep valley walls are awash with ferns and other plant life and waterfalls cascade down, yet the entrance to the valley consists of unpromising dry scree.
Pillars represent the valley walls, the cobbled paving symbolises a dry river bed, and the plants reflect the natural vegetation, with shade-loving moisture dependent plants on the walls contrasting with the dry Mediterranean plants at ground level.
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