Frank Greenhalgh takes us on an amazing tour of his terraced garden. Can you imagine living where you can enjoy views of the rainforest?
"Frank has just completed landscaping a 1 acre property sloping into a coastal rainforest (temperate) and billabong in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia. It has been a 10 year project involving the use of over 500 treated pine sleepers and 200t of granite rock for retaining walls; 100t of gravel for the tracks; and 25t of crushed granite rock for curved pathways.
The terraced garden has a number of ‘rooms’ on different levels, which are joined by steps and ramps. It features a rotunda, dry stone walls, fire pit and BBQ area, and many native and exotic plants. The garden provides habitat for a wide range of fauna, including kookaburras and echidnas.
The environment created is relaxing and affects all the senses. This appeal includes the 180 degree vista of the rainforest from the decking of the house; the noises of birds, frogs and the wind blowing the Eucalyptus trees; the smell of the wide range of flowers; the taste of the produce from the kitchen garden and fruit trees; and the feel of the ornamental grasses as you brush against them."
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