Video tour: Trailfinders Australian Garden, designed by Ian Barker

This is a departure for the Fleming’s team. Well known for hard landscaping, outdoor entertainment areas and tropical planting, this garden is the complete opposite. With little hard landscaping and a mass of mostly hardy plants, this is more of an English garden with an Aussie twist.

Inspired by the epic journeys made by Captain Cook and Sir Joseph Banks to map the Southern Hemisphere in the 1700s, Ian Barker laid out the garden to represent the various countries they visited along the way and has used plants to represent the flora brought back on the Endeavour.

This video tour is taken from the BBC Red Button coverage of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011.

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