Creating this garden, we conquered the steep site! Working with the embedded bush rock we made a little pocket of rustic paradise. The natural fall of the land has been utilised into a series of terraces, creating different functional areas and providing a relatively small space with a sense of mystery. With places to sit and gather in the shade, to dip in a tub and move further into the garden and be immersed amongst the green.
The new deck is warm and soft underfoot and the barrel like tub blends perfectly well with its timber surrounds. Recycled brick retaining walls give the new garden a sense of maturity as if this garden tucked up the back had been there all along. These classic, rustic materials are further enhanced by the plant choices. Tough, yet soft plantings of Lavender, Stachys, punctuated by mounds of Pittosporum ‘Miss Muffet’ and Star Jasmin climbing the fence line. Crepe Myrtle, now young, given time will grow to provide a canopy.
The lighting of this garden sees it really come to life in a new way, extending the hours of use long after the sun has gone down.Elegant spotlighting amongst the planting and festoon lights create a welcoming atmosphere. Strip lighting beneath the seating adds a vibrant touch.
The garden is relatively low maintenance and adds a gentle elegance to the new structure of space.