Daily Garden Made Wijaya (Michael White) Tropical Design

Made Wijaya is said to be the pioneer of the ‘Tropical Costwoldes’ and ‘Classic Courtyard’ styles.  He is one of my personal design heroes having built an enviable business creating gardens in the tropics for beautiful homes owned by the likes of David Bowie and even more beautiful hotels.


I love this paving/planting outdoor floor treatment.

Mina Fong Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Made Wijaya (Michael White) landscape design garden design

The attention to detail (the loose stone and paving combo, the interesting pool bottom, the cut stone bases for the planters, etc.) are, to me, what makes this garden so interesting.  It shows how making each tiny piece a feature adds up to an overall very interesting thing to look at.

made wiyaje garden

I am intrigued by this picture, as it seems to me that by putting the terracotta pots in the gravel of the water feature, the common issue of terracotta and pottery pots drying out too fast would be much more manageable.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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