— The Slope
Garden Design & Construction,
Family Home, Australia
December 2019 – January 2020
Garden design and foundational construction work on a garden in Melbourne, Australia. The property was narrow and long with a steep incline, with access only by a narrow wooden staircase. My role was to design the garden with a path down to the river, terassed gardens, rainwater management system, platform for yurt dwelling or as open sitting space, outdoor kitchen, compost toilet, and amphitheater. The garden was heavily overgrown and affected by erosion. The access
made it challenging to bring in construction materials. Iled four different teams of volunteers on the project site over three weeks, after completing the design phase. The foundational focus was on building retaining rock walls and wooden sleeper walls, placing water drainage pipes, building stairs and hang out spaces, preparing places for plants, and organising the work site for future development to be taken on by the owners and a local landscaper.