Makara Magic

Since moving to MakaraBeach in 2008 Rebecca has been taught a thing or two about wind! Extreme winds and driving salt storms lash this little beach village frequently. Rebecca has managed to create a charming and dramatic beach garden which defies the local sceptics who assured her that gardening in such extreme conditions was just not possible. Basing her scheme on the traditional medieval “Paradise Garden” as a safe garden retreat protected from external hazards ( in this case more of nature than marauding armies!) the garden relies on a series of wind screens, roofed areas and tough peripheral planting to allow her to grow a surprising range of native and exotic plants. A dramatic covered deck and a series of coloured tile and mosaic courtyards provide sheltered outdoor living areas in most weather conditions.

Built by: Rebecca Wilson and Colin Grimwood


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