This part of the garden is an extension of one of Paul Bangay’s gardens which is featured in his country garden book. This area was once a horse paddock. It now houses a large vegetable garden featuring raised timber beds laid in a simple grid pattern. A concrete water trough once used for horses has been relocated and now filled with herbs as a central feature.
A tennis court & club house has also been added which connects to the original garden via a wide central path of the same gravel used in the forecourt. It was important to connect the new area to the old both in scale, repetition of materials and simple planting of both trees, shrubs and perennials. In time it will appear to have always been there.
Benalla ave Eynesbury
Cairns Drv, Bacchus Marsh
The clients brief was for a simple design that evokes a relaxed Australian vibe in keeping with the style of the house. Plants to look good all year round and not have a messy look. The driveway needed to have some interest added and provide space for extra parking.
The circular sections of crazy paving add an element of fun while tying into the circular design of the corten steel side gates. The underground water tank and it’s pump are now hidden behind a custom screen. Rock letter box completes the look.
Aberdeen st Aberfeldie
This garden seamlessly blends natural elements with contemporary features. The design features organic pavers across lawn, pockets of greenery, and an impressive collection of ornamental plants and trees. The garden design also includes a custom-built pool with established palm, a sleek outdoor in-built kitchen, and a cosy outdoor dining area with a modern fire pit. The various design elements are arranged in a way that creates a harmonious and inviting outdoor living space, perfect for relaxation and entertaining. The garden’s design style emphasizes clean lines, geometric shapes, and a minimalist aesthetic, with a focus on simplicity and functionality.
Penny Green Dr, Gisborne
St Leonards Rd, Ascot Vale
This lovely heritage home was given a makeover. The pool was on order and my brief was to bring all of the elements together both visually & functionally. This small back yard had to look great all year round. White pool tiles were chosen to create a bright vibrant look & was off sett with flamed granite paving.
The timber feature wall with dramatic water spouts adds some drama. The existing rear shed was converted into a man cave with a screen added to hide utilities. Low maintenance plants were chosen & steel tubs provide an area for growing some herbs. A bench seat was added to further divide the space and provide extra seating when entertaining. The muted colours of the stone cladding adds texture and ties all elements together.
Mid century, Bacchus Marsh
This original mid century home in the heart of town was getting a long over due face lift. The moment I saw this house it I knew what I wanted to do with it. Luckily the clients were on the same page. Castlemaine stone was used as crazy paving to complement the original stone chimney. The existing driveway was resurfaced with a pebble overlay. Breeze blocks and arid plants complete the look.
Manor st, Bacchus Marsh
Williamstown Coastal Garden
Originally built in 1982, located on the further most point in Williamstown opposite Port Phillip Bay. This home was given a makeover both inside & out by Williamstown building designer Tina Lindner. Working collaboratively, Tina’s vision was brought to life. The block was an awkward shape with some challenging levels and needed to look great from all angels. Corten steel edging & granite boulders were placed to create interesting curves to showcase the bold planting scheme. Plants needed to look great year round and stand up to the harsh coastal conditions. The custom made moon gate sculpture adds some fun & was placed to frame the setting sun.
Garden construction: Prestige Outdoor
Sands Pl, Williamstown
This little courtyard by the sea was looking tired and required a major upgrade to suit its new owners needs and taste. The existing garden had been planted with large trees that had caused structural damage. The brief was to create a modern garden with an emphasis on creating zones within a small space. Beautiful fish scale tiles became the backdrop to a centrally located water feature which now creats a focal point from inside the home. Privacy from surrounding buildings was addressed by planting a row of pleached bay trees, other plants include Maples, Hydrangea, clivia, liriope, ligularia and beschorneria.
Garden construction by Prestige outdoor landscaping.