Portfolio: Engadine Garden Design

I designed this garden in Sydney’s southern suburbs in the spring of 2010, it was built and planted shortly after and has flourished. Every time I visit I am amazed at how quickly the plants are becoming established.

I love the garden, it is exactly what I wanted, I am so happy with it

 

P1060017The design comprised front and rear and involved gettting rid of all the lawn to create a naturalistic bushland garden which would shelter the house from the neighbours and hide the house from the street. Both neighbouring houses are double storey and quite imposing, large trees have been planted in the rear garden to balance the scale of these homes and provide screening.

P1060035Wide mulch pathways lead you around the garden, with sandstone and hardwood sleeper retaining walls. There was one large Eucalyptus in the rear garden, here you can see the decorative bark.

P1060009The front garden is terraced with sandstone planting beds and stairs that lead down to the front door.
There was an existing Ceratopetalum gummiferum and Leptospermum petersonii that needed shade tolerant underplanting. In the background you can see an arbor at the top of the stairs covered with Kennedia nigricans.

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