Real World Gardener Australian Garden is Colour Inspiration in Design Elements

December 2nd, 2013

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.
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Design Elements with Landscape Designer Louise McDaid

  • Today we’re focusing on an Australian garden that’s a fantastic example of the use of colour. According to the blurb on the website for this garden, strolling through these huge formal gardens is a lovely experience at any time of year. You can follow several walking paths, and meander through twenty garden compartments.
  • For the best tips, listen to Louise take us through this garden.

Should you want to visit this amazing garden called Cloudhill in the Dandenongs, it has masses of bulbs in Spring, dazzling colour in the Summer flower borders, magnificent beech and maple trees in Autumn and acres of colourful rhododendrons in Winter.

Cloudehill warm harmonious scheme – herbaceous border

Red-violet, red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, yellow

Creates a mood – energetic, exciting, alert, happy

Cloudehill cool harmonious scheme – herbaceous border

Violet, blue-violet, blue, blue-green, green

Creates a mood - Calming, serene, gentle

Cloudehill triadic - 3 colours equally spaced on the colour wheel – could be primary colours red/blue/yellow as in the picture – mix of flowers and foliage, doesn’t matter – the colours still count

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