Linear planting: serpents & dragons

Loved these slices of linear planting against the architectural surfaces along Swanston St.


Grimwade Centre for Conservation

The plain underlying 70s building, now rejuvenated as the home of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, has been enlivened by a bright yellow metal facade punctured by the dark trunks of young elm trees. The canopy coalesces along the building like a serpent held aloft in a parade.

After a bit of building work just inside the Uni campus a couple of years, this line of crepe myrtle was tucked in along the buildings . Their straggly start is now over and the myrtles look set to take over.


Crepe Myrtle walk

The deep red bursts of flowers make timely Chinese Dragon heads, jumping at passers by.


Dragons Bloom

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