californian bungalow garden boardwalk

a classic californian bungalow evoked a pacific rim feel for this garden. the clients wanted to create a sense of adventure in the front garden, & pedestrian entry to their home. access to the rear of the property meant they embraced the idea of removing the existing driveway,

the desire for adequate water storage was met with a skilfully placed inground 22.5 k litre rainwater tank that was placed so that the board walk entry could be constructed over the top

the gate pillars remaining were replicated in a portico entry, with curved top gates was built to suit.

planting was selected to provide privacy & seclusion for a quiet seating area, & a custom built granite seat commissioned & placed in the garden. lower level plants of azalea & moss type groundcover create a simple, seasonal contract with the brilliant autumn foliage of the sun hardy maples.

careful consideration was given to practicalities such as rubbish bin storage screened & placed as close to the gate as possible.

low level lighting illuminates all level changes & points of interest such as the water feature to the dry creek bed.

carefully placed random stone steppers lead to sideway access to home, & seating.

the clients' practical & aesthetic goals were met, & they relax by maintaining their beautiful garden themselves.

 We were pleased to win Landscape Victoria's 2011 Best LAndscape Design up to 150 square meters.

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