Poplar Grove

Rectangular pond with stoneware pots by Gordon Cooke - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Rectangular pond with stoneware pots by Gordon Cooke – © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

The garden has an exhibition garden, scented garden, living roof and a sunken pebble mosaic ‘cave’.


The Garden at Poplar Grove is central to the ceramic work by Gordon Cooke. It has evolved over twenty three years. The garden is primarily a domestic space and has an exhibition garden, scented garden, living roof and a sunken pebble mosaic ‘cave’. The microclimates created by the buildings and suburban infrastructure provide ideal shelter for half hardy and tender planting, some of which is rare. Plants of note are Iochroma Australis, Paulownia Tomentosa, Melianthus Major, Azara, and Abutilons together with many other plants which are strong on form and texture.

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