Sam Cox Landscape

Gardens Illustrated Magazine (UK)

Wildcoast Garden ‘Led by the Land’

Words by Natasha Goodfellow / Photographs by Will Salter


The southern point of the Mornington Peninsula outside Melbourne, Australia, is a landscape of two halves. The inner shore, on Port Phillip Bay, is calm and sheltered, a place of holidaymakers and sun-seekers. The outer coast is a different beast entirely. The site of former Australian prime minister Harold Holt’s drowning in 1967, and bordering the infamous, shipwreck-strewn Bass Strait, this is a much harsher environment where storm-force, salt-laden winds can blow for days and where summer temperatures regularly top 40°C. It is, as landscape designer Sam Cox says, “a tough place to be a plant”, meaning that plant selection for this garden, which sits high in the dunes there, was more vital than for most.



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