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Emerald Project

Emerald project

From the rock waterfalls to the native plants, this garden exudes natural charm. This inviting bushland-style garden is a treat for the senses, from the alluring native plants to the weathered timber steppers and cascading rock waterfalls. This is a garden with a great natural flow, which is most evident in the meandering “river” which links two impressive waterfalls. To create the waterfalls, the granite rock was hand picked to get them into precisely the right position. A series of railway sleeper steps that wind their way down the hill, culminating in a sleeper boardwalk that crosses the river and delivers guests to the verandah.

Designer: CLS

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Suppliers: Dinsan, Daisy’s, Waterguys

CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald

CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald

CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald
CLS landscape Emerald

CLS landscape Emerald

The plants are all hardy natives, chosen to suit the various microclimates within the garden and create a true bushland feel. There are grass trees, used as feature plants, and kangaroo paws for a flourish of floral colour. You will also find a range of compact or low-growing plants including Acacia cognata ‘Dazzler’, Banksia ‘Birthday Candles’, lomandra, correa, dianella, blue fescue and native daisies. In one section of the garden, ferns rule the day: Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’ (a dwarf tree fern), Dicksonia antartica (a popular tree fern), and Asplenium nidus (bird’s nest fern).