The price of Progress: demolition of a beautiful garden

The creation of a garden takes time. 
Time for plants to mature, time for edges to soften.
I find it very sad that old gardens are so often completely demolished 
to make way for new buildings, which will require new gardens.
This lovely garden, designed by Eckersley Garden Architecture
is to be demolished along with the Californian bungalow at its heart.
Of course, it's much more challenging to design a new building 
around an existing garden, but it is something which I always 
encourage my own clients to do.
Often, it makes the architecture more exciting, 
because it is wrapped around trees. 
So farewell lovely garden. 
I hope the new one will be just as beautiful, in time. 

images: Eckersley Garden Architecture, Melbourne.