Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Notes from The Library #9

The Library contains many reference books that have inspired parts of the garden designs here at The Drip.

This  design is part of a biographical entry for the early Melbourne 'garden architect'  Walter R Butler in The Oxford Companion to Australian Gardens.  The highlighted area of Butler's design for an early twentieth century garden in Toorak is pretty much exactly what we had in mind for The Espaliery and The Cut Flower Garden when we drew up the original plans back in 1993.

Many of the ideas in the gardens here at The Drip are deliberate references to historical styles of gardening. An appreciation of this historical context can add a lot to the enjoyment of exploring the property and The Library is a source of continual inspiration.

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