APL A Place to Meet

Show Gardens
A Place to Meet shows how to fuse the hard lines of contemporary construction with soft waves of naturalistic planting. It reveals how small spaces can be modern and functional, while beneficial to nature.

The garden provides areas to sit, relax and enjoy entertaining on balmy summer evenings. It has a private plunge pool to soak away the stresses of hot summer days. Water features demonstrate how typical materials are used in alternative ways to create focal points and features.

Wildlife-friendly planting of Zanthoxylum simulans (Sichuan pepper), Angelica archangelica, Melica altissima (Siberian melic), Filipendula ulmaria (meadowsweet) and Pimpinella major ‘Rosea’ (greater burnet saxifrage) generates interest for pollinators and the plant textures help soften the harder lines of the contemporary build.

Also sponsored by Garden House Design

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