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An outdoor bathroom…?

Today’s garden is one that I’m just not too certain how I feel about. It is the Inovo/Ecosmart Garden featured in the Auckland Flower show by landscape designer Caroline Wesseling.

There are a lot of things I like about it, mainly the clean meditative aesthetic. I love the fire features (These are by Ecosmart and if you haven’t been to their website you are missing out!) It is by far the most creative garden show entry I have come across recently. I think the use of metal grating as the walkways is very interesting, and permeable. And, I like the contrast between the riotous plant material and the minimalist shapes of the hardscape.

And then of course it makes me wonder- would I want a bathroom outdoors? As someone who does quite a lot of camping, I have to say I might have enough of that in my life already. But that bathtub does look awfully comfortable…

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