In 2017 Space Capsule Garden Co were invited to design & install a display garden at the Royal Adelaide Show. This followed a successful display garden exhibit at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show the same year. We teamed up with Sand & Stone Landscaping to construct "The Work-Life Balance" garden & it was on display for the duration of the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show. The invite to design & build again in 2018 came soon after and led designer Tim Harper to look at what sort of project would be suitable. The brief was simple - 6m/7m in size. Fusion came around after Tim met local artist Leah Grant earlier in 2018. Soon after Leah developed some concepts for artwork that would work with the landscape design. These were painted offsite in June & then carefully stored until the final build. In the meantime Adelaide Plant Recovery offered to help build & store the garden in a modular form at their site in Athol Park. In addition various established trees including Dragon Trees, Cycads, Succulents & Golden Barrel Cactus were put into the garden to create features. Alongside APR, 'SA Grown' by Heynes Wholesale Nursery have provided a wide range of plants grown in South Australia and proven to survive in our harsh climate. Over the past few years Heynes have thrown their support behind Tim in various show gardens including the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, 2017 Royal Adelaide Show & Home and Outdoor Living show . Gardens at Night have also supported the project through the supply of a range of high quality garden lighting.
The modular beds were constructed first, along with the pergola, box framing and other built elements. These were then filled with mulch & planting soon after. The week of the show opening the entire garden was loaded onto 3 trucks (courtesy of Heynes Wholesale Nursery) and transported to the Showgrounds.
The garden was re-built and finalised on the tuesday & Wednesday with the addition of the garden lighting and finishing touches. A final check and tidy up took place on Thursday & then it was opened to the public on Friday morning!
Modular garden beds being transported from Athol Park to Wayville.
DRACENA DRACO 'DRAGON TREE'