The 2014 AGSS will feature over 30 display gardens, including 10 Inspirational Gardens - large-scale, custom-built installations delivered by leading Australian and international landscape designers.
Myles Baldwin’s design, Open Woodland, will showcase how a layered planting style relates to modern architecture. The plantings will devolve from the rigidity of strong monoculture hedging and minimalist gravel, to mixed shrubberies, numerous trees with understory cover.
As a result of working all throughout Australia, Myles has developed a passion for a variety of planting types and textures, as well as creating clever, functional spaces.
Another designer appearing at the show, Melbourne-based Brent Reid, will create Cache - a hiding spot for anybody who seeks an escape from the world, to relax and unwind.
The garden steps up to an entertaining area that is a combination of oversized pavers and cypress ‘snake skin’ decking. The entertaining area is partially enclosed by rolled steel, forming an arched pergola that creates a comfortable framework between you and the outside world.
Sandstone boulders and soft planting form the outside edges of this garden, while a screening hedge for privacy runs along the entertaining area. A tree canopy at the rear provides foliage height and under planting provides a rich tapestry of colour, texture and shape.
The Australian Garden Show Sydney will take place in Centennial Park between 4 and 7 September.
For more information visit www.australiangardenshowsydney.com.au
Images (top to bottom): Myles Baldwin's garden; and Brent Reid's garden.