The Reflection in the Past Garden

Regeneration Gardens

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  • A sleek outdoor dining area is framed by slimline Thuja hedging. The table is a recycled bath that also doubles up as a terrarium, filled to the brim with exotic plants.
  • Sculptural aluminium cubes with reflective surfaces add drama and visual interest to textured planting. The pond is also designed with a dark substrate to maximise reflections.

About the Garden

A fond childhood memory of time spent playing with bubbles in an old bathtub stationed in the back yard at home in Korea has inspired this contemporary rendering of a springtime garden. Here, mundane everyday items have been repurposed in a fun way to create objects of beauty that hark back to early memories. The bath tub of old has been reborn as dining furniture, the bubbles engraved into hard landscaping and old umbrella ribs form part of the boundary. Central to the garden is the cherry tree, its blossom synonymous with Eastern gardens and a significant element of the landscape of the designer’s life.
Alongside the magnolia in a restricted colour palette are red switch grasses and hellebores, clipped box and pyracantha.

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