So wonderful to be able to visit beautiful gardens such as Picardy Garden again, which are on our doorstep. Owners Marian and Bryce Somers describe Picardy Garden as ‘An Australian garden inspired by a passion for all things French’. This French style rammed earth home and outbuildings including mud brick barn and dovecote, plus the Read more about Picardy Garden – Neerim South […]
Diane Beddison’s private garden is a beautiful garden built around the existing mature trees and shrubs inherited from the former garden and complements the historic Victorian brick home it surrounds.
Mica Grange was also part of the Castlemaine Garden Festival. Much of the property is quite open, with good use made of existing rocks and uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. The owner specialises in creating core-ten metal art work which is displayed in the garden.
Castlemaine holds a festival of gardens every two years and had 22 gardens open this year. Mossbank garden in Castlemaine was one of several highlights of the festival.
We visited a very special country garden, Jamelyn Heights Garden – Neerim East. Features near the entrance of this large country garden, included two circular hedges with curved faces and double flowering Wisteria’s inside them.
The brief was to create a fairly formal garden with a large entertaining area and a small lawn for dogs to run. It was a high priority to screen the two storey house behind with trees. The landscape design needed to complement the existing home and garden and provide connection to other garden areas. Plants Read more about Glen Iris Formal Garden[…]
I was asked to design an Australian native garden. An important aspect of the client brief was for the driveway and all paths to be solid to avoid any stones entering the house. We agreed on concrete exposed aggregate as better aesthetically than concrete and more cost effective than paving. Timber side fences provide privacy Read more about Brunswick Australian
The brief was to create a simple native front garden which would attract plenty of birds, provide some privacy and become a relaxing space. Tuscan toppings were used for the driveway and curved paths. The homeowner enjoys a wide range of Australian plants including Western Australia species. Plant selection included Eucalyptus caesia ’Silver Princess’, Banksia Read more about Northcote Australian Native Garden[…]
This beautiful and functional garden has been built around the existing mature trees and shrubs and complements the federation brick home it surrounds. Diane has designed a contemporary and functional hard landscape for the front garden; formal in style, to complement the house. Sawn bluestone was chosen to match bluestone foundations and window sills on Read more about Canterbury Semi Formal Garden[…]
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