Low maintenance, high impact

23rd September 2020

“A little bit of Australia within a very British Grade II listed cottage”

If finding enough time for gardening is proving difficult, a gravel garden may be the way forward for you.  A good way to create a low-maintenance but visually pleasing garden is by introducing drought-tolerant plants. These plants look great set in gravel which helps keep the moisture in and the weeds down, saving more time.

We created a modern garden with informal gravel planting inspired by our client’s native homeland of Australia. 

Get the look with these plants:

  • Myrtus
  • Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Red Dragon’
  • Dicksonia antarctica
  • Callistemon
  • Cistus x argenteus ‘Silver Pink’
  • Acacia dealabata
  • Agapanthus Headborne hybrids
  • Astelia ‘Silver Shadow’
  • Eucalyptus gunnii ‘France Bleu’

Elements used to create this look

  • Lighting
  • Irrigation
  • Planting inspired by Australia flora
  • Low maintenance gravel

For a full list of drought tolerant plants visit The Big Plant Nursery