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contemporary design layout. “It
worked well because the design used
converging bands of contrasting native
plant palettes to draw the viewer’s eyes
up to appreciate the scale as they walked
through,” Paul explains.
Paul’s vertical garden reflected his
contemporary West Australian design style
and his appreciation of alternative urban
design features such as green roofs,
green walls and vertical landscapes.
“I believe in complementing nature,
and where that cannot happen I believe
in giving back to nature,” he says.
Adjacent to the vertical garden was a
display designed and constructed by Tim
Metcalf in collaboration with Jenny Thomas
of Lifespace Landscape Design.
Called Welcome to the Retreat, this
garden used natural elements in an
artistic way to create a relaxing space.
Gabion columns, a mini roof garden
and circulating water feature made the
display a standout.
The third element of the site was a
chicken ‘mansion’ and vegetable patch
created by LIAWA’s executive director
Esther Ngang with help from committee
members. Atop the mansion was the
fourth element of the site, a Zen rooftop
garden designed by Eiji Morozumi from
Rounding off the LIAWA site in fun,
funky style was The Haughty Culture
Contemporary Retro Garden by Lorna
Barnett and Cathy Cocks. Designed to
FROMleftCathy Cocks and Lorna Barnett from Haughty
Culture; Sheoak’s Landscapes green portico; Welcome to
the Retreat by Tim Metcalf and Jenny Thomas of Lifespace
Landscape Design; Haughty Culture’s fun retro-inspired garden.
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