CAD and a clean slate

This is a very large garden that is an ongoing project at the moment, yesterday was the first plant out day. I would say about 85% of the plants went in yesterday and today, Phew! it was a beautiful day for it too.
The main site is on a large slope with a winding pathway and plenty of mounds and feature sandstone boulders. Before I got there it had been lovingly landscaped and shaped, with each boulder carefully placed and even named.

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My part was mainly planting design, and with several different areas and clients that are imaginative and playful it has been a real treat. I decided to re enter the world of computer drafting for this one, it was a great opportunity to set myself up again and update my drafting skills. I went through a fair bit of head bashing getting back into it, mainly from frustration with how limited and impersonal my drawings were looking, but its a different medium and it definitely had its advantages for this job. I ended up with three separate drawings and am up to revision 5, plus the clients went overseas for much of the design stage so I was able to do a lot of communication via email and make changes reasonably quickly. I am also discovering the joys of hand colouring CAD drawings, experimenting with water colours and the like, this bring life back into a boring old clean line.

At present I am unable to show any photos until the final plant is in place and the last pebble laid, so keep an eye out.

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