The existing landscape of this home consisted of a bare and open front hill area, and a very open and element-exposed back garden area with a crumbling old redwood deck and pergola.
The driving concept in the creation of a new garden and entertaining space for this home was the “AustralianGarden” and we aimed to achieve this feel through the use of elements, features and plants.
Every part of the existing landscape and property fences were removed. A new cut flagstone patio was created off the back of the home, with stairs leading down to an outdoor BBQ and kitchen area. The stone was used to create a meandering planter bed around the back of the garden and to highlight the pillars of the new back fence. The same stone was used on the front landing and planter bed and also on the exposed chimney of the house.
The property was given some privacy and security through the construction of detailed custom Redwood fences and gates. The back fence of the property was constructed to be secure, but still provide the great views to the open landscape beyond. A large lawn area leads off the patio adding to the open expansive feel of the garden.
The front slope of the home was designed to be a more natural style landscape. Large rocks were hand selected and placed to give detail and scale to the hill. The plantings for this garden were inspired by the plants and colors of the AustralianGarden experience. The Australian plants used, include a selection of large Melalleuca trees, Australian Tea Trees and Kangaroo Paw. Native grasses and ground covers will add movement and color to the garden.
Lighting was installed to highlight the features, details and plants of this garden.