A large garden design that had to fit with a charming 1930s Art Deco house in established leafy suburb. The garden needed structure, privacy and a gentle push into modernity. To fit with the period of the house, Castlemaine slate was chosen as the most appropriate paving medium. The garden was divided into a number of functional open spaces.
A large deck of large format spotted gum timber, which in time would be covered in dappled light from an ornamental grape, was built next to the lounge room and kitchen. Another private seating area to catch the sun was to be hidden from the house by plantings including an advanced Linden. Completed before the end of the drought in 2009, hard surfacing was the preferred option and water storage was installed. The fences and garage were all screened with advanced plantings.
Fortunately, the clients have a passion for interesting and unusual plants so we were spoilt for choice. The result is a beautiful, functional and changing garden where there is always something interesting to see.