I See Wild
Bamstone are thrilled to have been involved in yet another Award Winning MIFGS Show Garden – 2017 has made it the fourth consecutive year we have been involved in a Best In Show winning garden!
Centred around bio diverse plantings and sustainable themes and materials, “I See Wild” designed by Phillip Withers Landscape Design and constructed by Avoca Landscapes was the winner of the highly coveted Best In Show award at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. “I See Wild” was also awarded the only Gold Show Garden Award for 2017.
This design featured several large Bamstone Bluestone Diamond Sawn Boulders which were utilized to create custom seats – each with their own accompanying custom made base. There was also a large section of custom cut Bamstone Bluestone pavers at the front of the garden, which were laid in a tribal pattern surrounding the fire pit.
The final element of Bamstone Bluestone in this installation was personally special to our Team. Together with the Phillip Withers Landscape Design team and Elder Mr Robbie Lowe Snr, 14 talented students from the Warrnambool Clontarf Academy workshopped several design ideas which resulted in the creation of several unique and culturally significant pieces that were incorporated as engraved stepping stones within the garden. The final paving design which utilised the students’ skills in ‘Bush Hammering’ – an hand engraving technique which utilises pressurised air to repeatedly hit the surface of the stone with a special etching tool – featured several Indigenous symbols such as those for water, man/woman and a message stick, which when laid into a path worked together to tell a story.
Bamstone had such a fantastic time working with Phillip Withers Landscape Design, Avoca Landscape Construction, the Warrnambool Clontarf Academy and all of those involved in “I See Wild”. We would like to sincerely thank Phil for inviting us to participate in this fantastic Show Garden and would like to congratulate everyone involved on such a fantastic win for 2017.