Lifestyle

A home I never want to leave

Nestled high in the hills of Mallorca lies the picturesque and private retreat of a Northern European family of four. Drawn to its breathtaking views and untapped potential, they purchased the second home as a sanctuary away from the bustle of their everyday lives, a place they could spend quality family time together.

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Embracing Cacti in your Mediterranean Garden

What is your vision of a Mediterranean garden? For most it’s probably vibrant bougainvillaea, lavender fields and olive trees. But what about cacti and succulents? Before you get all prickly, there’s good reasons why these plants are being increasingly embraced in Mediterranean landscapes. 

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The Artful Garden

explore, contemplate, revel in whimsy or celebrate the tapestry of culture and nature. All of this is possible with thoughtfully selected and placed pieces of art in your garden. Sculpture or sundial, bench or fountain, artwork enriches your outdoor space and invites you to engage in your surroundings in a more meaningful way.

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The Aromatic Garden

All Mediterranean gardens, big or small, should have a space filled with aromatic plants and herbs. Besides practical and therapeutic uses, aromatic plants create a beautiful garden that can be enjoyed with all your senses. Contrasting shades of green and texture play against each other. Springtime blossoms scent the air and draw pollinating butterflies and buzzing bees. And the purple blooms of lavender and rosemary add pops of colour.

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The Mediterranean Cloud Garden

Have you ever heard of a cloud garden? If not, imagine a fluffy white cloud floating through the sky but replicated here on the ground using plants.

In Mallorca, cloud gardens are synonymous with Mashamba Design. Our Lead Landscape Designer, Alexander Warren-Gash, has been reimagining the traditional topiary technique for nearly 15 years, all with a modern Mediterranean twist.

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