Sustainable Garden Design
Perth & Fremantle, Australia
Garden Beds and Benches
Raised garden beds have gained in popularity in recent times
as they provide a more convenient height at which to garden at.
It is possible to build garden beds in a myriad of natural materials.
In coastal areas local materials such as limestone can provide
both formal and more informal retaining walls or garden beds.
One of my favourite materials to work with is diamond cut donnybrook
stone which provides smooth surfaces as well as rougher more
angular shapes which provide a point of visual interest and texture.
In many of my designs I have integrated garden beds with benches
to maximise space within the garden. They may used to grow vegetables,
fruit trees or decorative native gardens. In an eco friendly
garden these garden beds can easily be linked up to greywater
systems thus providing beautiful waterwise gardens which minimise
water usage without sacrificing the aesthetics of the garden.