Awards: Best in Category, People’s Choice, Silver-Gilt Medal
With predicted rising future temperatures The Oasis Garden provides shady spaces for plants and people living in an urban apartment complex with a southfacing courtyard. The garden has been designed to create microclimates so that a range of planting can still be grown and enjoyed despite hotter weather.
Large pyramid structures frame the entrance and absorb most of the day’s hot weather. Nestled behind each are green living walls and pockets of lush planting. The dry, dusty pyramid faces contrast with the lush planting and cool inner courtyard where apartment residents can relax and socialise. The planting palette is lush and green with a rich tapestry as well as dry, wiry and glaucous. A central large specimen tree casts shade, complemented by cool, calming colours.