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If you were a seagull sitting on the top of Perth city’s iconic Bell Tower, and you decided to fly almost due west towards the ocean, you’d end up at City Beach. And on the way, you’d have swept over the roofs of Ocean Gardens, a retirement village sitting on a sandy hill with glorious views to the sea. This story is about the gardens at the village and how they’ve been encouraged to thrive in what is a deceptively tricky location.

Built just under thirty years ago, Ocean Gardens was set out across a little over six acres – capping the hill with a series of villas, apartments and central service buildings with a network of gardens running throughout the site. The hero of this landscape will always be view of the Indian Ocean, but the many garden moments sitting between the buildings also need to make their mark.


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