Location: Guadalmina, Marbella, Málaga (Spain)
Laura Pou project. This is one of my favourite gardens. I remember it fondly because of the owners and just how much I enjoyed its execution. It has aged very well. The garden was planned with an entrance like a transept courtyard with hedges of myrtle (Myrtus Comunis), rose bushes and orange trees.
A small burnished concrete fountain in a corner completes this area of the garden, where an abundance of handmade clay plant-pots is sited. The pergola with Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) connects the entrance courtyard with the larger area of the garden on two levels. The first is in the exit of the property, with a fountain of Arabic inspiration, roses, cypresses and jasmine, and the second with the swimming pool in a pristine lawn protected by varied planting of trees and shrubs.