GARDEN PROJECT

Description. The garden is situated in a hot desert climate zone in a yard between university staff accommodation buildings. Two buildings are existing and one is being constructed at the moment of project development. There are three directions of pedestrian movement through the territory: one on the South - East side beside the existing building, second on the North - East side and third from South to North diagonally across the territory.

 

Client's requirements. The client wanted to plan a cosy garden for university staff recreation. The garden should have a planting area and a lawn for different activities as well as a barbecue area and some benches for quiet recreation. There should be enough shady areas for rest in a hot weather.

 

Garden design - garden project, university staff accomodation garden, garden plan

Design concept. The green area in the middle of the pedestrian path is planted with ground covering plants like Wedelia trilobata and Ruellia ciliosa and a row of trees Ficus benjamina for vertical greenery.

The recreational area in the middle is protected from passers-by with higher groups of decorative shrubs and small trees: Jatropha integerima, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Tecoma smithii, Ixora  chinensis, Acalypha wilkesiana, Crinum asiatum, Caesalpina gilliesii, Canna indica etc.

In the front smaller plants are planned: Pennisetum setaceum, Lantana camara, Rhoeo discolor, Hymenocallis litoralis, Iresene herbstii etc.

The benches are planned in protected areas with a background of bigger planting compositions. In front of each bench group there are three rised flowerbeds in planter boxes, flowering abundantly by Petunia x hybrida and Vinca rosea.

In the South - West corner surrounded by shrub plantings there is a round barbecue area directly connected to the lawn. The area is sheltered by a pergola with Jasminum grandiflorum with beautiful flowers hanging down from the pergola.

Shade is created over the lawn by four big trees Conocarpus erectus and in other places by Millingtonia hortensis.

 
 
 
Garden design - garden project, University staff accomodation garden, garden plant photo, Hymenocallis litoralis

Hymenocallis litoralis


Shrubs and small trees:

Garden design - garden project, University staff accomodation garden, garden plant photo, Caesalpina gilliesii

Caesalpina gilliesii

Garden design - garden project, University staff accomodation garden, garden plant photo, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Garden design - garden project, University staff accomodation garden, garden plant photo, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Garden design - garden project, University staff accomodation garden, garden plant photo, Tabebuia rosea

Tabebuia rosea

Garden design - garden project, University staff accomodation garden, garden plant photo, Jatropha multifida

Jatropha multifida