McCarthy garden; Open Gardens Australia; Artistic flair and a plantsman's touch are apparent in this tiny but lush elevated coastal garden. Small informal courtyard of subtropical species cascading over steps, walls and pots. Ferns contrast with colourful strappy foliage plants including gingers, aroids and bromeliads. Recycled sandstone terracing.
My husband, Jim and I designed this space and added all the plants, including the Palms, Bamboo, Mango Tree, Tropical Wisteria, Dombeya, Crotons, Bromeliads, Brunfelsia ... See Moreand many more. See Less
Leafy plants Throughout the garden, king, queen, and pygmy date palms tower above cycads, plumerias, variegated schefflera, yellow gingers, red ti plants, and bromeliads that include the showy Billbergia pyramidalis. To fill in, Jack moved some houseplants outdoors, such as a staghorn fern that he mounted to a palm beside the pool.