Gardens of Elaine Roe and Sheila Craig
This month's visit was to the gardens of Elaine Roe and her neighbour Sheila Craig in Ocean Shores. Both gardens showed careful design of suburban blocks in a subtropical coastal area and made good use of borrowed landscapes over the golf course at the back of their blocks. Elaine used a variety of plants such as heliconia, strelitzia and cordylines to obtain a fairly densely planted effect at the rear of the block bounded by a wet area separating them from the Golf Course. Sheila' garden used a variety of natives (callistemon and grevillea) to cope with the wet conditions and give a more open effect.