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The Time In Between Garden

Australia’s most  loved garden guru from the Lifestyle Channel’s Selling Houses Australia, Charlie Albone, will build ‘The time in between,’ a garden symbolising the landscaper’s life.

The garden is designed to represent the three most important parts of Charlie’s life, a way of expressing his personal milestones since the designer’s father passed.

The Time In Between Garden

The first stage is a walk through romantic planting, which symbolises how amazing life can be. Charlie will use wide stepping stones for the path to ensure the space would be wide    enough for him and his two sons, and his father to walk down. A water feature measuring four and a half metres wide is the main element of the second stage. It will fill to capacity and then empty its contents in approximately three seconds – a metaphor for life slipping away and how Charlie felt when he lost his father at just 17.

The Time In Between Garden

The journey ends with a fire pit representing Charlie’s wife, the flame and centre of his life. This flame is surrounded by sandstone columns, which symbolise family and the importance they hold in his life.

The Time In Between Garden

Charlie has chosen a range of Australian blooms to feature in his garden at the Chelsea Garden Flower Show. The Kangaroo Paw, Acacia cognata ‘Limelight’, Purple hop bush, tree ferns, Carrissa and Westringia are just some of the 80 different plants chosen.

Plant list

Ajuga reptans
Alchemilla mollis
Convolvulus cneorum
Buxus sempervirens
Parrotia persica
Allium giganteum
Acanthus mollis
Clivia miniata
Dicksonia antarctica
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
Poa labillardierei
Soleirolia soleirolii
Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra'
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Liriope muscari
Hosta ventricosa
Anigozanthos manglesii
Gardenia jasminoides
Dodonaea viscosa
Digitalis purpurea
Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Mist'
Stachys byzantina
Pogonatherum paniceum
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan)
Festuca glauca
Plectranthus argentatus
Scleranthus biflorus
Heuchera 'Obsidian'
Papaver somniferum var. paeoniiflorum 'Venus'
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Blue Barlow' (Barlow Series)
Hebe odora
Alternanthera dentata 'Purple Knight'
Rhapis excelsa
Westringia fruticosa
Orlaya grandiflora
Alpinia zerumbet
Arthropodium cirratum
Selaginella kraussiana
Verbascum blattaria f. albiflorum
Viola hederacea
Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Newport'
Brachyscome multifida 'White Delight'
Quercus pubescens
Zelkova serrata
Acacia cognata 'Limelight'
Blechnum gibbum
Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'
Camellia sasanqua
Philodendron xanadu