This garden required a design scheme to turn it into a free-flowing and enticing space which is fun and comfortable for the family to play and relax in. By levelling the upper terrace, disguising the boundary line, revitalising the side area with healthy, abundant planting and creating an attractive dining area, Cameron has bought the garden into line with the high standard of the interior finish.
In order to unify the two levels of the garden, we broke into parts of the retaining walls and reconfigured them, building in seating on the lower level to stagger the heights of the walls and create a softer flow to the overall design. Planting interest around the boundary wall has created depth, punctuated by focal features and small seating points. The area to the side of the house has been transformed into a wonderful dining area with a hard landscaping surface. A built-in kitchen area makes al fresco dining convenient and the overhead pergola adds height and frames this delightful spot for entertaining.
A large evergreen backdrop against a colourful perennial plant palette appears soft and verdant, using contrasting textures, forms and foliage colour. This planting is balanced by feature trees and shrubs so that it is a stimulating yet peaceful space.