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And probably the most sophisticated use of texture in plants is shown in ‘The path Of Light’ By in the Singapore Garden Festival earlier this year

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And probably the most sophisticated use of texture in plants is shown in ‘The path Of Light’ By in the Singapore Garden Festival earlier this year

Examples of line sit well in the pictures above.  The line of the seating in Paal Grant’s Conversation; the lines of the pond, containers and plants on the city terrace.  Using line though can be much more sophisticated.

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Examples of line sit well in the pictures above. The line of the seating in Paal Grant’s Conversation; the lines of the pond, containers and plants on the city terrace. Using line though can be much more sophisticated.

A city terrace in Sydney, Australia

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A city terrace in Sydney, Australia

Finally the planting is very simple and most importantly – will be easy to look after. All adding to a garden for busy city dwellers. TLC Design deserves their Gold and Best in Show.

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Finally the planting is very simple and most importantly – will be easy to look after. All adding to a garden for busy city dwellers. TLC Design deserves their Gold and Best in Show.

The carefully selected plants soften the space. The designers are consciously reclaiming our dwindling garden space for planting and enjoyment. This is a space to sit and enjoy a meal with friends and family amidst a lush garden. The spa adds a little glitz.

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The carefully selected plants soften the space. The designers are consciously reclaiming our dwindling garden space for planting and enjoyment. This is a space to sit and enjoy a meal with friends and family amidst a lush garden. The spa adds a little glitz.

Cube 2 by TLC Design won best in show and a Gold Medal for their display garden. I didn’t see why at first. This struck me as a standard urban courtyard. And then I read their concept. This subtle design is contemporary and perfect for bringing serenity and bliss into small urban spaces.

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Cube 2 by TLC Design won best in show and a Gold Medal for their display garden. I didn’t see why at first. This struck me as a standard urban courtyard. And then I read their concept. This subtle design is contemporary and perfect for bringing serenity and bliss into small urban spaces.

The blue and white oriental theme is only improved by the pagoda tent, little bridge and garden ornaments.

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The blue and white oriental theme is only improved by the pagoda tent, little bridge and garden ornaments.

Baskets used as containers for more splashes of colour add to the happy and welcoming feel of the garden.

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Baskets used as containers for more splashes of colour add to the happy and welcoming feel of the garden.

The QEF Garden for Joy by Heather Appleton is a case in point.This is a soft garden based on circles and filled with flowers.

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The QEF Garden for Joy by Heather Appleton is a case in point.This is a soft garden based on circles and filled with flowers.

And I think this is the best last word – choose to steer yourself in any direction…

Small Garden Ideas from Young Designers for 2014

And I think this is the best last word – choose to steer yourself in any direction…

A more informal take on the same theme softened with planting is this one – grassy and gentle with natural stone walls, weathered metal and messy flowers.

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A more informal take on the same theme softened with planting is this one – grassy and gentle with natural stone walls, weathered metal and messy flowers.

I’ll start with Austerr8anean by Kingsley Barker from Melbourne in 2014 shows how a small space need not be boring or unusable. There is enough room here for outdoor living. But this small space is ordered and contemporary.

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I’ll start with Austerr8anean by Kingsley Barker from Melbourne in 2014 shows how a small space need not be boring or unusable. There is enough room here for outdoor living. But this small space is ordered and contemporary.

Delicious planting – blousey and colourful – but so well balanced. Blissful, cool, escape within the natural space.

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Delicious planting – blousey and colourful – but so well balanced. Blissful, cool, escape within the natural space.

The lusciousness of The Path of Light by Paul Martin from Ireland aims to show that, as we journey through life, there are many wonderful sights along the way. Paul believes we exist in nature, and with nature, and if we look after her, our journey will be a memorable and beautiful one. This beautiful garden takes us down that path.

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The lusciousness of The Path of Light by Paul Martin from Ireland aims to show that, as we journey through life, there are many wonderful sights along the way. Paul believes we exist in nature, and with nature, and if we look after her, our journey will be a memorable and beautiful one. This beautiful garden takes us down that path.

Look at Here and Now by Phillip Whithers in Melbourne 2014. I can’t show off this garden in one image so look further on to see more of this organic, bright, natural, living space. This is a garden to live in. Flowers, natural stone, veggies, chooks, outdoor living areas, that outdoor bath…

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Look at Here and Now by Phillip Whithers in Melbourne 2014. I can’t show off this garden in one image so look further on to see more of this organic, bright, natural, living space. This is a garden to live in. Flowers, natural stone, veggies, chooks, outdoor living areas, that outdoor bath…