Month: November 2014

project: westfield garden city

Back in July I blogged about the large terracotta-look flowerpots that we had made for Westfield Garden City in Brisbane.  On Tuesday Sam took a ‘field trip’ to Garden City and took some photos of the pots.  We thought you might like to see them now they’ve been installed.  

Sam also photographed the large ‘egg’ seat planters we made for the project.  These seat planters are an exclusive Westfield product designed by their own design team in Sydney.  We initially made these seat planters in white GRC for the Westfield Carindale refit in 2012.  For this project we again made the seat planters in GRC but with a dark oxide added.  The tops are in Australian hardwood with a dark timber stain. 

dragon trees australia

For several years Quatro pots and planters have been on display at Dragon Trees Australia, complementing the spectacular, architectural plants grown at the Chinderah nursery near Tweed Heads in northern New South Wales. 

The display garden at the entrance to the nursery is worth a visit by itself.  It typifies the modern outdoor area with timber decks, feature screens, stone-clad walls, built-in gardens and both small and large plants grown by Dragon Tress Australia.  A 2.3 metre diameter Quatro Designer Bowl planted out with a large dragon tree sits atop a 3-metre high, stone-clad square column. There’s also a separate display area featuring Quatro planters.

Jason Jarrett is the principal at Dragon Trees Australia.  He has focused on growing architectural plants from around the world, such as the Dragon Tree (dracaena draco), Tree Aloe (aloe barberae), Blue Nolina, Agave, Furcraea, and Dasylirion.  These plants exhibit characteristics ideal for much of Australia – hardy and drought tolerant.  They’re highly sought after by landscape architects, designers and clientele who want that special look for their projects. 

On Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, Dragon Trees Australia will be having a plant sale where the general public can buy architectural plants at significantly reduced prices.  Quatro Design will also be involved – we’ll have numerous pots, bowls, square and rectangular planters on display for sale

So if you’re after that special plant with matching planter, come along to the Dragon Trees Australia sale on December 6-7.  The nursery is located at 13 Waugh St, Chinderah.   Their website is www.dragontrees.net.au.