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With a remnant bushland backdrop, this Sam Cox-designed garden in Wattle Glen (Victoria, Australia), is a wonderful example of how traditional natives, indigenous plants and considered design create a sense of place.

An avenue of pencil pines (Cupressus sempervirens ‘Glauca’) underplanted with Salvia ‘Bee’s Bliss’ frame views into an the adjoining garden room.

Pleached Ficus Hilli is a better specimen for using 'pleached' if you go down that path ben-more robust in terms of their water requirments

Lunuganga, experimental home garden of the Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, outside Bentota, Sri Lanka. Started in 1947 and evolved until 1998.