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
The 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.
The 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.