A bird’s paradise: Beulah International collaborate with Openwork Landscape Architects to cultivate a series of ecological gardens

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A bird’s paradise: Beulah International collaborate with Openwork Landscape Architects to cultivate a series of ecological gardens
A bird’s paradise: Beulah International collaborate with Openwork Landscape Architects to cultivate a series of ecological gardens

Developers Beulah International are constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver refreshing developments to the Australian market – however, their latest development has really caught out attention. Provenance Camberwell is a boutique collection of ten house-sized residences, situated within the epicentre of Camberwell, in Melbourne’s east. The development is segmented into three residential offerings, with Botanic apartments on level one, Epicure apartments across the middle floor, and Domain apartments on the upper level.

SPOTLIGHT ON BOTANIC APARTMENTS

Being situated on the ground floor, means Botanic apartment residents have access to their own private gardens which have been thoughtfully designed by renowned landscape architecture firm Openwork. The focus of the gardens aims to pay homage to the suburb’s leafy streets, while also nurturing a thriving ecosystem, with Openwork’s carefully considered plant selection consisting of high-nectar producing plants to attract birdlife.

Openwork founder Mark Jacques commented that the gardens of Provenance have been designed “as a love letter to the native birds of Melbourne”.

“The landscape architecture will create a rambunctious native garden and a moment of green dissonance in the urban environment has been specifically designed to express a textural and verdant type of native garden; with the particular ambition of attracting honey and nectar-eating bird life.”

A bird’s paradise: Beulah International collaborate with Openwork Landscape Architects to cultivate a series of ecological gardens
Botanic apartment gardens. Credit: Beulah International
A bird’s paradise: Beulah International collaborate with Openwork Landscape Architects to cultivate a series of ecological gardens
Botanic apartment's open-plan interiors. Credit: Beulah International

All four Botanic homes, designed by architecture firm Elenberg Fraser, feature timeless, open-plan living areas and a seamless connection to the outdoors, provided by large stacker-slider doors. Each meticulously landscaped garden will contain mature trees, vibrant guinea flowers, sprawling variegated spur flowers and bountiful ‘happy wanderers’, creating luscious sanctuaries, and a respite from urban city living.

“The gardens will supercharge the character of the building by seeing both the ground plane and balconies as a single and immersive landscape, populated with plants that contribute to local biodiversity by radically increasing the biomass and diversity of the site.”

Mark Jacques, Openwork Landscape Architects

Beulah International Director Adelene Teh explained that the goal for Provenance was to create spaces where there would be no trade-off on space, comfort or security.

“Each of the four residences is enveloped in its own sanctuary. It blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors, with floor to ceiling windows, and a courtyard that is ripe with greenery. The space is perfect for those who love to entertain outdoors all year round.”

Images supplied by Beulah International.

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