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Roof top garden design by Ten Tree Garden Makers. Photograph by Emma Byrnes

Roof top garden design by Ten Tree Garden Makers. Photograph by Emma Byrnes

A new client of mine is the talented "garden-maker" Samira Heale of Ten Tree Garden Makers . Her mission is to make painterly gardens in unexpected places and, if this rooftop garden she has executed in inner-city Melbourne is anything to go by, she is definitely hitting the mark. 

Samira has a breadth of experience as an artist, horticulturist, permaculturalist, and bush food expert. She works alongside her husband Sam Buckley who has a wonderful knack for executing beautifully resolved buildings and designs. Together the pair make magic!

Samira came to me as a self-confessed luddite. She has little interest in the cyber world but knows that in order to run a successful business these days an online presence is almost mandatory. Taking this into account we chose to present a simple, low-fuss and elegant portfolio of her most recent projects. Of course documenting the gardens was a lovely part of the job - losing ourselves in the little details that makes Samira's gardens extra special.
Over the coming months we plan to photograph more gardens to add to her already very special gallery of projects. And the duo have plans to design arbors and garden sculptures for sale through their web platform.
All of that is yet to come. But for now, go and have a little look at what we have made together.
Hopefully it will inspire you.

 Em x