Garden Gallery: Secret Garden’s Hillside Challenge

water side sloping garden by secret gardens of sydney

Creating a garden on a relatively small lot (1600 m2) that slopes at a 45 deg angle is definitely a trick.  But this garden by Secret Gardens of Sydney makes is look easy (kind of).  The carved hillside is beautifully sculptural and interesting without being overwhelmed by the many retaining walls.  I am also interested to study the steps and how they weave among the walls.   What are you learning from pictures of this garden?

secret gardens of sydney hillside garden

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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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  1. Jenn on May 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    That I really like tree ferns.

  2. Jenn on May 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    That if you can cut and fit stone, you can rule the gardening world.

  3. honia on May 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm


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