Set well and truly in urban Sydney this bungalow garden space needed a total renovation, the leaning lean too was removed, and the site levelled completely to make way for this lush tropical inspired, contemporary garden.
Separate areas have been carved out of this garden; a place to lounge; an area to entertain; a tropical reading nook up to retreat to. The outdoor dining takes advantage of the existing Tea Trees for shade and utilises the L-shaped built in bench seating. This is a space that can expand to fit many. The dry-stone bench seat is a fine feature in this garden, it is a display of craftsmanship and also functions as a visual divide, adding a sense of depth.
The use of timber, sandstone and pavers from Eco Outdoor give this garden strong bones around which the plants bring an abundance of lush, life and vibrant form. Repeated, a patchwork of native violets, Rain Lily and Sedum ‘Gold Mound’ will fill out between the blue stone steppers. Persian Sheild glows silver against the garden retaining wall, eventually to fill out and buffer its corner. Pittosporum tenuifolium creates a glimmering screen against the dark fence.
Designed by Adam Robinson Design.
Installed by Quercus Gardens.
Botanical Name – Common Name
Crocus – Rain Lily
Pittosporum tenuifolium – creating a fine screening agains the dark fence.
Viola hederacea – Native Violet
Crassula – Jad Plant sitting robust in its pot.
Philodendron ‘Rogo Congo’
Strobilanthes Gossypinus – common name: Persian Sheild – Glows silver against garden retaining wall and fence and will fill out its corner.
Acer dissectum – Maple
Sedum ‘Gold Mound’
Existing: Tea Trees on the left, Cordyline Australis