However, the pools are only one factor of the environment.
We are designing a totally natural resort with literally
thousands of plants. The design process commenced
with a thorough assessment of site conditions, orientation,
and the amount of sun and shade throughout the day.
Everything has been meticulously planned from the
density of the 1790 ground cover plants - yes, that’s
almost 1800 individual plants in the main pool area
alone - to the exact position of every large tree.
We will bring in up to 1.8 cubic metres depth of topsoil
to enable our larger trees and plants to thrive. We
will also provide them with mulch, drainage layers
and the latest in irrigation technology, including
moisture sensors and over 2,500 metres of irrigation
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The plants have been selected for the climate
and the overall design undertaken by one of
Europe’s leading landscape designers.
Trees, succulents, climbers and vines, palms
and feature plants will be used to provide soft
filtered sunlight and to create shade and a
sense of intimacy and seclusion within the gardens.
Yuccas, Cordylines and Aloes will thrive here.
Species of palm such as the Canary Island date
palm (the common palm of Gibraltar), the Washington
palm and the Sago palm will flourish alongside
other exotic trees and plants. These will include
two spectacular species of tree native to Australia;
the Weeping Bottlebrush, a beautiful flowering
tree that boasts an explosion of scarlet blossoms
and the Silk Oak, its brilliant orange and red
flowers produce prodigious amounts of nectar
that attract butterflies and birds.