High Line highlight was right on track for Platinum Award

Titled after its namesake, the ‘High Line’ in New York, this collaboration between Dan Ryan and the team at @designitlandscapes_ and Lucy Bravington of @lucybravington_design at Gardeners’ World Live, took its cues from the industrial heritage the High Line is a product of, employing structures and materials evocative of its transport links and theme of travel.

The pale granite paving has been laid on the diagonal to the proposed property, which increases the sense of space in any garden of diminutive dimensions, and also provided a ‘platform’ (no pun intended) for the contrasting corten steel elements, which unified the design and drew the eye through the garden.

A pair of cleverly engineered benches, constructed in such a way as to defy gravity, echoed those at the High Line, and emphasised the diagonal as you travelled from one to the other through the corten steel circle between. The naturalistic planting treatment, inspired by Piet Oudolf’s prairie-style planting, alluded to the ebb and flow of a disused railway.

This is a garden that’s going places!

Author: thechigardener

Channelling my chi energy, through the power of plants, and growing a healthy mind from the ground up.

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