A garden in Blackheath, 2021
Blackheath, NSW (Australia)

Blackheath is in the Upper Blue Mountains, 121 kilometres west of Sydney, located on a plateau surrounded by cliffs at an altitude of 3.495 feet. Its climate has warm, mildly wet summers; and cold, wet winters with spontaneous frosts and snow periods. Although due to climate change, this type of season is becoming longer, starting in mid-autumn and expanding to spring, in some cases.

Thus, the plants selected for this garden have evolved to adapt to these climate conditions by going into a dormant state through winter or developing frost tolerant characteristics. The different planting mixes use carefully selected native species in combination with deciduous, well-suited and adapted exotic ones, ensuring the regeneration of the garden along the year while reinforcing the natural character of the region.