A work in progress – this large, one hectare garden, has been developed in stages over the last five years. There is still more to come.

Scale and impact are major factors to contribute to the success of a large garden. The design intent of the planting scheme is emerging gradually. Tall trees and shrubs take time but are essential to provide much needed vertical elements and partitions.

The native bushland setting and the Queenslander style of the house were the starting point of the design inspiration. Lush tropical planting close to the house changes to more native planting as you go out further to blend with the bush in the background.

Native Bangalow Palms and Magnolia Little Gem provide height to the front of the house and are under planted with more traditional plants such as Box and ferns.

Drainage has been a major consideration, with a stone drainage channel leading from under the house, across the driveway, down through wetland type planting.

In the back garden major earthworks were required to alter the cross falls to suit the new pool and garden areas.  Cobb&Co pavers were chosen to provide a robust, easy to maintain surface around the pool. The pavers blend well with the tall Eucalyptus trees in the background.

For the same reason, Gabion retaining walls have been chosen to blend harmoniously with their surroundings.

More photos will follow as this garden continues to develop.

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