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In Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, we’re blessed with a climate that offers a horticultural freedom akin to a painter’s vast palette of colours. This is a point of pride in my design work at Will Gibson Gardens, where the plants I recommend are not only ideal for summer but form part of a year-round vision for your garden’s life.
Our temperate environment sets the stage for a variety of plant species to flourish, especially during the warm summer months. It’s this versatility and range that I love to bring to my clients’ gardens, whether they’re seasoned green thumbs or just starting to nurture their first plants. From delicate winter bulbs that require the cold to rejuvenate and burst forth with colour as the days lengthen, to the more exotic and heat-loving species like palms, succulents, and tropical fruits, our gardens can cater to an extensive range of tastes and preferences.
It’s about more than just the visual pleasure these plants provide; it’s about their adaptability and resilience. In our unique microclimate, we have the privilege of cultivating a wide and fascinating array of plants that would find it challenging to thrive elsewhere in Australia.
This adaptability is something I always consider in my designs, ensuring that every garden I work on can be a sanctuary for both plants and people alike.
With my years of experience, I’ve come to know and love a variety of plants that I regularly use in my designs, and I encourage you to consider these resilient and vibrant selections when planning your own summer garden –
Gardening is all about creating a living space that evolves with the seasons. It’s about planting for longevity and enjoyment, taking advantage of the diversity that our climate offers.
Feel free to follow my gardening journey on Instagram at @willgibsongardens.