Kevin Walsh, garden designer, qualified horticulturist and garden writer based in Castlemaine, was the guest speaker at the 2019 AGM. Kevin gave us a virtual guided tour of some of the gardens of Spain. During the talk, Kevin pointed out the similarity between the Spanish climate and ours here in Castlemaine. This means that many of the plantings evident throughout the gardens of Spain would work equally well in our gardens.
Notedly, many of the gardens he visited focussed on greenery rather than colourful plantings. Form and texture were the focus and many formal buxus, and the like, hedges were evident.
The use of water within courtyard gardens to act as a coolant for the area was clear. Some of the early irrigation ideas could still work for us today.