Real World Gardener Tropical Gardens Around The Pool n Design Elements

April 17th, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

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Tropical gardens for everyone series part 1

What do you think of when the word Tropical garden is said?

Swaying palms, coloured cocktail drinks with umbrellas in them, lying in a hammock swaying gently in the breeze? Dipping you toes into a pool?


Perhaps you did all these things on your last holiday to a tropical isle, but wait, you can have it at home as well.

But aren’t tropical gardens definitely for the tropics right? Wrong.

Maybe not all of it, but at least some of the features.

Over the next five weeks, Design Elements will be talking about Tropical Gardens to suit any climate in Australia. Today, you’re going tropical around the pool in part 1 of this series.

I'm talking with Landscape Designer Louise McDaid

The whole garden doesn’t have to be tropical.

If you live in a cooler or arid area, you might have a tropical theme within your garden style. Somewhere there is a microclimate that suits those plants that were mentioned. You get the idea.

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