A TOUGH JEWEL
It’s not an accident that Darling Park was so named, given that at the centre of this Sydney waterfront development lies a jewel of a garden. Created with some of the best talent around – Eric Kuhne & Associates, Site Image Landscape Architects, the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and The Lend Lease Design Group – from concept through to creation these gardens were ambitious. Roughly ten years on, they remain a wonderful example of what can be achieved with the right expertise and a willingness to push the boundaries. In fact, many of the boundaries pushed have become today’s benchmarks.
Ross Shepherd (Site Image) recalls the brief – to develop a multidimensioned corporate garden with many functions. “It was to provide an outlook for the tenants; areas for lunchtime seating; spaces for use during functions.”