A very pretty ‘Arts and Crafts’ style garden for a heritage listed property. The pears on the boundary will soon form a lovely pleached hedge. We chose a mix of green, burgundy and grey plants with cool flowers. The original sandstone flagging was kept and restored. This adds to the timeless appeal of the garden.
We had the pleasure of designing an Arts and Crafts style garden to complete a beautifully restored heritage listed Federation House.
Combinations of curves were used to navigate the slightly awkward position of the front gate (relative to the front landing) and the rectangular lawn. The curves have been tied together with Buxus globes at each apex.
Features include a number of mature plantings, including a conical shaped Magnolia grandiflora ‘Exmouth’ which greets you upon entering the gate, drawing the eye down the French pattern slate tiled path, bordered with Buxus hedging with Buxus globes. Then, once halfway down the front path, you are greeted with a lovely view across the lawn of the fountain and mixed planting.
After you have walked to fountain across the lawn, one is then greeted with a formal planting of stepped Buxus japonica and Buxus microphylla microphylla, bordered with rust finish Anduze urns.
The rear garden is planted in more of a Victorian style with bold foliage combinations. Note the ‘floating Buxus benchs’ and ‘Buxus rises’.
Set on a sloping block with big beautiful boulders. The feature is the surpentine hardwood boardwalk meandering through the garden, passing the dry creek bed (that doubles as retention area and water run off) down to the lower grass area. We used a mix of natives and exotics to create a marriage of semi rainforest and bushland plantings.
Please stay tuned for updated photos as the plants mature.