Herb and Sensory Garden - Mount Zero Olives

My first large project as a 'Sustainable Landscape Designer'. I had the privilege of working on the wonderful Bio-dynamic Olive grove owned by Jane and Neil Seymour at Laharum, at the foothills of the northern Grampians, Victoria.
The Herb and Sensory garden will provide the herbs and sensory plants for the new cosmetic products 'The girl and the Olive' and will provide fresh herbs and vegetables for the Mount Zero Stone Mill Cafe.
The site is overlooked by the Cafe shop and adjoins the popular sunken outdoor Cafe dining area that looks south at the outstanding boulders of the Grampian mountains.
The garden is set between existing Olive trees, south of the house and Cafe. The site is approx 20 x 30m and is bordered by low retaining walls planted with many local and native plants that will in time, provide shelter and wind breaks around the garden.
The most sustainable feature is the garden is the use of 'Wick Garden Beds'. The principals of this design is a guarantee a water supply during the hot harsh months. The plastic lined beds have a built in water reservoir that allows plants to access water from below. At the site of the overflow pipe of garden a fruit tree has been planted; Pomegranate, figs, Quince - trees that can handle the summer conditions.
This is an ongoing creative project.... watch this space