When you picture a formal garden, normally you would think of a garden planted entirely with native plants. This garden demonstrates that you can achieve a formal look even when using plants that have all been propagated from Redlands' bushland areas. By placing plants in geometric patterns such as straight lines, triangles and circles and pruning shrubs into rounded topiary, square hedges and geometric shapes, you too can create a formal native garden. A mirrored design, so that one side of the garden is exactly the same as the other side is another way to get a formal look.
Most of the plants in the garden occur naturally in rainforest or wetter environments where plants produce dark green, glossy leaves. The dense foliage style in many of the species used provides an excellent home for wildlife while still allowing for spectacular flowering and fruiting.
Most plants will tolerate pruning and it is one way to extend the life of plants as well as improve their shape. A regular light prune is more effective for shaping than lopping once a year. Hedging and shaping of plants needs to start from early in the life of the plant and continue frequently. The six local species of Lilly-pilly are perfect for shaping and hedging. A formal garden, even a native one, will still need more regular care than other native gardens.
Garden's are available to book for weddings.