In late 2020, Florian Wild were invited to redesign the garden for a town house in Carlton, Victoria. With a tight-timeframe, Clare and Rupert didn’t have enough time to design the landscape and installed the project themselves in the middle of summer. “We just got stuck into the project ourselves and curated the rest on site,” explains Rupert. “We incorporated a range of plants and pots which we felt would be appropriate when we were there - some things worked and others didn’t. Luckily we could just remove those that didn’t and continue on – the advantage of designing on the fly!”
The project has since received some wonderful publicity for the client and for the project as a whole. “We felt that the end result, although simple, really encapsulates what we set out to achieve. We had fun, learnt a bit, and the client was ecstatic and that’s all that matters,” adds Rupert.
The client provided Florian Wild with a very concise brief. In turn, Clare and Rupert provided a return brief. “We confirmed that we wanted our client to feel as if we were never there, as if the garden had always been his with a sense of collection and curiosity built up over many years,” explains Rupert.
Clare and Rupert’s favourite element of the landscape is the way the light and colours interact with each other. “We chose natural pot colours and muted planting to work in with the existing ‘ancient’ render and beams of light which found their way into the courtyard,” says Rupert. “We used different pots from the Kellock Pots & Planters Terracotta ranges.”
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