It was our wish to create a lush and dynamic, yet totally private oasis of green in a small area. Our landscape design was aimed at harmonising indented terraces with the architectural solution, tracing their descent towards the shore. The selection of rich and voluminous species in fewer colours was to create the visual impression of a larger space.
The only surviving Canary Island date palm from the old garden of the villa was fitted into the landscape skeleton of the new garden.
The approach to the villa offering a vista dominated by tall eucalyptus trees was designed on a clearing in the Aleppo pine forest.
On the plot next to the pool and a large wooden terrace, the regularity of a few smaller rectangular green areas is broken by lush flax and white coastal lilly beds. One of two newly planted Canary Island date palms towers among them, its counterpart kept separate and framed by the wooden terrace.
Fanned white birds of paradise and artificial banana leaves stand in opposition to this tame jungle. The lower part of the villa’s garden features two Cycas palms, hypnotising viewers from the terrace with their open rosettes.
An imposing fence along the coastal walking path grown over with ramblers arrests the view and diverts it from peeking into the intimacy of this exotic garden. Branches of an artificial pepper tree tower over the seaward exit with two lush hortensia beds, as appropriate for Villa Hortensia right next to it.
Investor: Jadranka hoteli
Location: Cikat Bay, Mali Losinj, Island of Losinj, Croatia
Project duration: June –July 2015.
Coverage: 600 m²
Info: Landscape design and landscaping of the villa surroundings, with a total green area of 600 m².