This unique garden is an all-season retreat where fire, water and greenery merge to create a quiet space for reflection. Designer Alison Douglas used concrete pipes to form meditation moon gates sheltering comfortable day beds. Named "Pipe Dream," the project won first prize at the 2015 Melbourne International Flower And Garden Show, in the Boutique Garden category.
The designer chose specific plants in order to create an all-season garden, included a small fire pit and reflective water features, creating a hidden oasis amidst the busy city life. Concrete pipes cradle the day beds and reference the “concrete jungle” we inhabit.
The blue and green color palette with line green highlights dominates the space, where evergreen plants create a garden which holds its color, shapes and textures throughout the year. “Pipe Dream is a place to stop, meditate, reflect and breathe. As this is easier said than done one might call it a ‘Pipe Dream’.”
Photos by Tim Turner