Student Project – Esther Sugihto, ‘Sense Garden’
At this years Melbourne International Flower Show, students of landscape gardening had the chance to take part in a competition based around the theme of of senses. The work of student Esther Sugihto is featured below.
Conceived from the competition theme ‘Sense Garden,’ this landscape design captures the genius loci of Carlton – the ‘sense of place’ of the site. It is a process-driven exploration of the multi-sensorial experience of coffee, engaging the public as the subject hunting for a caffeine hit down Canning Street.
It features the following:
-Green wall of dichromatic plants in coffee cups to resemble stretcher bond brickwork in a typical Carlton terrace house; milk crate seating in front; walk up window behind.
-Tubestock mondos and poa labs in coffee cups, mounted on a steel mesh frame’
-Dichondra ‘silver falls’ gently cascading from the gutter planter box – resembling cast iron lacework on a Carlton terrace.
-Coffee bean gravel amongst Melbourne bluestone paving evoking the scent of roasted coffee, thanks to Seven Seeds.
-Blue chalk sticks in coffee hessian sacks.
-Mass planting of grassy carex varieties, resembling a frothing cappuccino.