From the beginning of meeting this young family, they had a clear idea of what they wanted from their new garden. A family friendly space, one where their two little girls could explore safely and was hardy enough to withstand their two play full pups, Lily and Buddy, whilst allowing a space for mum and dad to unwind in.
Being keen campers, they loved the Australian bush, so it wasn’t hard to introduce some beautiful Eucalyptus into the design, whilst showing them the splendorous array of Australia’s plant species we could potentially use as well.
The brief itself was very clear, create a place we can enjoy for many years to come, that ticked all of our boxes and the end result was just that. Incorporating the girls new play ground, a produce area, room to kick a ball around, room for their beloved pets to run and overall a sanctuary for all who came in contact with the garden.
Beginning the development of the design from the play area we all wanted this to be an integral part of the overall garden, but not to be an eye sore center piece. We managed to settle this into the design so it flowed seamlessly into the rest of the garden. The pathways were all done in a permeable topping to enable as much water was kept on site. From there we used Iron Bark and CorTen steel as retaining mixed with beautiful Honeycomb boulders (and boy were they heavy!) Tying all of these elements in with a lovely selection of Australian natives that will give them everything from shade, color year round and interaction for the kids to learn and explore.
Like so many of our projects and work we do, we arrived at a sanctuary that nurtured their needs but also that of mother natures, allowing everyone to return to nature.
“Thank you so much ladies for creating our dream garden! We would never have been able to create or even imagine the garden we have now. It was obvious from our first meeting that we would ask you to create our garden as your styling, dependability and knowledge was second to none. Throughout the whole process your professionalism and caring nature’s just made the whole process easy and trusting you both in our home was without hesitation. Your easy going and happy personalities made the process fun and exciting!! You have set the bar really high for any future tradie we require!
Thanks again so much. We now have a garden we are proud of and that our kids can safely enjoy for many years to come.”
Tracy and Paul Harfield