Maxwell w/Blight, Blight & Blight

Year
2019
Architect
Blight Blight & Blight w/ Flack Studio
Client
Private
Location
Toorak, Victoria - Australia
Status
Complete
Photography
Anson Smart, Derek Swalwell & Florian Wild

Inspired by the epiphytic, a garden that latches onto its suburban context to challenge and contrast.

With construction well underway we were approached to undertake the planting design to this new build in Toorak. Challenges to be overcome included restrictive planting opportunities due to large existing trees on the boundaries, heavy Toorak clays, and an opportunistic architectural footprint.

Some territorial neighbours and an on going turf war on the nature strip also hampered our ability to extend the landscape.

Luckily, working with an energetic and professional architect meant collaborative solutions were soon to arrive.

We proposed inspiration from lithophytic and epiphytic plants. Those that grow naturally with limited or often no soil.

It’s a typically un Toorak garden made to feel comfortably at home in the suburb with a few traditional plants allowed