Catherine StewartPhillip Withers at AGSS

‘Viridis’ was landscape designer Phillip Wither’s show garden at the recent Australian Garden Show Sydney. Viridis was was a small, urban-sized backyard or courtyard where the lush planting contrasted beautifully with cream limestone feature walling from Limestone Australia and the deep chocolate privacy wall cladding from Outdeco.

'Viridis' design Phillip Withers Australian Garden Show Sydney 2013

‘Viridis’ design Phillip Withers Australian Garden Show Sydney 2013

A restrained palette and crisp lines kept this small garden very simple, while a riot of plant textures, form and spot colour really drew in show-goers who were a constant 2-3 deep around the garden.

A perfect example of Sydney subtropical style. I really like those white-framed wall gardens, which seems a whole lot more achievable than a whole greenwall and the little white-washed pots, which give the garden a much more personal feel.

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Catherine Stewart

About Catherine Stewart

Award-winning garden journalist, blogger and photographer; writer for garden magazines and co-author of 'Waterwise Gardening'; landscape designer turned landscape design judge and critic; compulsive networker and lover of generally putting fingers in lots of pies. Particularly mud pies. Original creator of GardenDrum. South Coast NSW.

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