This highly evocative courtyard garden was literally the star of the show. The Loggia, designed by Tract Consultants and built by PTA Landscapes, swept the field to win four awards: the City of Melbourne Award of Excellence for Best in Show, Gold Show Garden, Horticultural Media Association for Best Use of Plant Life and the Mark Bence Construction Award. The walls of the herringbone-patterned, arched loggia brought structure to the garden, framed views, blurred the line between built form and plants, and acted as an aqueduct. Water flowed along the top of the wall, passed through a water spout and cascaded into the fountain below.

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