Australia’s worst drought on record (1995–2012), along with rising water salinity levels, prompted a major garden redesign for this north-eastern Victorian rural estate.
The garden dominated by water thirsty green lawns was transformed into vast sways of drought tolerant plantings that provided a self-sustaining garden.
The majestic River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) and open landscape of farm land, were both critical elements to integrate into the fabric of this thriving country garden.
Private Rural Client
1.5 acre rural garden
Garden transformation for drought tolerance 2008
Periodic reviews with client
Ayus Botanical (2 years after installation ~ Pre-Spring)