In the Tropics

This Cayman Islands garden is being built around a new house. There was a clear idea about how the patios linked to the house would look, with inspiration taken from a contemporary house in Las Vegas.

Using Google SketchUp to bring ideas to life and communicating remotely we came up with a concept design for the landscapers to use.

All the ground on this project is going having to be imported, to raise and protect the house and garden from flooding in the stormy season. This meant getting the detail of the structure and layout of the garden was vitally important.

The design consists of a simple contemporary layout, with an area for the children, a herb and kitchen garden, an infinity pool and extensive patios. The design also includes a sweeping driveway with structural and tropical planting. As the level has been raised there is a man-made beach for the children to play on using boulders and rocks to contain pebbles and sand.

It will be very interesting to watch how this project comes together over the next year.

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