ABC’s Gardening Australia – Terraforming and Landscaping

WITH COSTA GEORGIADIS

Mount Irvine is located in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales where landscaper Michael Bates has been experimenting in his country garden for over 15 years.

The most distinctive feature of Michael’s garden is his use of terraforming or land forming. Terraforming sees elevation changes in the ground forms which gives a range of different perspectives of the garden. Inspired by Charles Jencks’ Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland, Michael used plasticine to design the model before he started work. The area is covered in Zoysia cv. – a slow growing grass that requires less maintenance….

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