Requiring poor low nutrient soil, limited water and care cactus and succulent gardens are suitable for the gardener with limited time, water-wise gardens or as we at Think outside gardens like to use them for gardens in pots.
Architecturally striking with subtle washed out chalky colours Cactus and Succulent plants can provide an intriguing element to garden areas.
With a view to show the interaction of plants and people, one of the most amazing succulent gardens in the world has been developed in the grounds of Monastery complex by Francisco Toledo in Oaxaca City, Mexico. This garden features many of the plants used for food, crafts, and medicine by the people indigenous to the region.
This garden is a striking collection of odd shapes, colours, textures and proportions all combining to stunning effect.
Our team at Think outside gardens love succulent planting and the variety it can bring to a garden. They are widely used in our gardens with great effect and suite many different styles. They are fantastic as an architectural planting element in a relaxed pool surround or to add a striking contrast when used in styling a space.
The barrel cactus
Sansevieria ‘Congo flatleaf’
The Marqueyssac gardens The 17th Century Château de Marqueyssac which is built on the cliffs in the Dordogne Valley, France is home to the incredible Marqueyssac gardens. Consisting over 150,000 thousand boxwood which have been pruned and trimmed by a small team of four grounds people into the surreal, landscape which appears to morph its way around […]Read More
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The team at Think outside gardens have developed a number of rooftop gardens and always enjoy seeing these usually redundant spaces become both functional and beautiful. With the increase in density of living especially towards the city centres, this is a really exciting way to add value. Often these spaces present opportunities to enjoy a […]Read More