Located in close proximity to the beach, this garden is set on three levels. From the entry forecourt and garage at street level, stairs lead down to the residence past the middle level via the pool and Cabana. The pool wall makes a simple but effective back drop to the main garden area located at the residence level.
A significant drainage gully runs down the side of the property. During the earth works the gully was re-shaped and lined with local Blue Metal Rocks. It is now a major feature lined with native grasses that ties all three levels of the garden together.
Fortunately the clients wanted mature trees for instant impact. We had the opportunity to install three Date Palms of which the largest is 9m high and weighed 8t on installation! We also planted several mature Magnolia grandiflora.
Overall we took a soft but structured approach to the planting scheme. Tightly clipped Box Balls, Salvias and Star Jasmine together with Juniperus Keeteleri and Lilly Pillies for screening provide the backbone of the planting. As the garden matures other shrubs will start to dominate.
Over time this challenging project will mature to be a classic, well balanced garden.