Tag: pot-scaping

Moonee Ponds

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Moonee Ponds under local Government City of Moonee Valley, is a lovely inner city suburb in Melbourne. It is perhaps best known for football, Queen’s Park, as the birth-place of Steve Irwin and the home of the fictitious character Dame Edna Everage. Everage Street was named in her honour.


City of Moonee Valley ordered a collection of our charcoal U Bowls earlier this year to beautify Puckle Street. There is a variety of retail outlets and eateries in this main thoroughfare, and the introduction of landscape pots and greenery has had a positive impact on the local community’s shopping experience.

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Quatro Design supplied 27 900 Medium U Bowl Planters, 3 1200 Low U Bowl Planters and 1 1500 Low U Bowl Planter for this installation. The U Bowl pots were used in conjunction with aluminium and timber street furniture benches to create areas of rest and reprieve for shoppers.

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A collection of small flowering shrubs and groundcovers in grey, mauve, lilac and white tones compliment the u-shape and charcoal colour of the pots. Polygala sp, brachyscombe sp, evolvulus sp and dichondra sp were clustered in the bowls, and their varying heights and creeping habits soften the surrounding street-scape.

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We look forward to visiting Moonee Ponds again to see how the pots and plants are faring.

Quatro Design – where landscape meets architecture

the langham hotel sydney

The Langham Hotel, which has won almost every prestigious domestic and international award, is a superb urban retreat known for its tranquil, boutique ethos, recently underwent extensive refurbishments to the tune of $30 million. A complete redevelopment of the lobby, dining areas, guest rooms and ballrooms saw London based design firm GA Design transform the hotel with classical & elegant design aesthetics and most importantly opening up the hotel to magnificent harbour views.

Building works were overseen by ICMG and Quatro Design was proud to be a part of the finishes schedule, including numerous GRC planters including window planter boxes on the Kent St entrance, and cube & trough planters boxes on the harbour side balconies. A single custom designed painted grc planter at the centre of the formal dining room was a hit with the design team and a few others have been commissioned for this project.

For a truly memorable stay in Sydney be sure to check into The Langham at www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/sydney/

pacific bondi beach

Pacific Bondi Beach is located on Campbell Parade, immediately behind the world-famous Bondi Surf Club and beach. The project sees the redevelopment of the old Swiss Grand Hotel site.  It combines luxury residential apartments with a boutique hotel (QT Hotel), and a retail and food precinct.

Quatro Design supplied the planters for a large open courtyard area within the development. These included small and large planters from our U Bowl and Designer Bowl ranges ranging from 650mm up to 2.2 metres in diameter.  We also supplied the planters with custom saucers.

quatro planters stand out at the star

Many who have visited The Star Casino at Darling Harbour in Sydney will have seen the large Quatro Designer Bowls at the front entrance to the building.  More recently Quatro planters were installed on the rooftop deck areas as part of the Casino’s upgrade.

The installation of over 50 planters required five semi truck-loads to deliver to site.  It included four of our 2.3 metre Designer Bowls plus many 1.5 metre diameter planters from our U-Bowl range.  All were painted in bright red colours.

 The Quatro Design planters were specified by Occulus Landscape Architects, and were installed by Regal Innovations.

Currumbin RSL Cenotaph Memorial Gardens

Congratulations to Mick Stovin of Green Mandala for the amazing job he and his team have done at the new cenotaph memorial garden at the Currumbin RSL. Mick completed the project this week just in time for the upcoming ANZAC day commemorations.

Quatro Design is honoured to have been involved in the project.  We supplied a number of planters and street furniture elements including our new SOUL 2200 seat planter.  The bowl for the eternal flame water-feature was also supplied by us.

brisbane international garden show

Last weekend we visited the Brisbane International Garden Show and as always headed straight to the landscape displays, always full of inspiration, this years entries didn’t dissappoint. We were proud to contribute one of our 800 tall U bowls to Horticultural Training (design by JW Concepts) and congratulations to the team on winning the silver medal.

our local canteen

Our local coffee haunt in Burleigh Heads, Canteen Coffee, not only does a cracking cup of java, but they are slowly taking over the whole arcade and filling it with vintage, rustic furnishings, and a selection of our planters filled with the most beautiful succulent specimans. Showing how perfectly the clean structured lines of our planters can blend with almost any architectural or interior style. We’ll have to let the boys know that we’ll be using this space as our showroom and having all our client meetings here from now on.