Courtyard garden for a Melbourne apartment. This is a small Melbourne apartment, our client was overlooking a very bland concrete yard and fence. The brief was to create a garden view, lush and full to look at from the living room window.
While we were working on a neighbours front garden in West Brunswick, we ran into a client from a couple of years ago. I had prepared and garden design and layout for their back garden. The brief was to work within the existing levels, incorporate privacy from neighbours, outdoor storage, al fresco dining, vegetable garden beds and child friendlly play space. The levels worked well to divide the back yard into zones, allowing for outdoor seating (over what was a garage floor), step down to lawn & play area and vegie beds to the side.
The planting scheme was essentially native / indigeneous. My intent was to show colour contrast in the foliage. I think this is highlighted quite well by some of these shots taken in spring 2012. The combination of grevillea, eucalyptus ‘Silver Princess’ and leucophyta looks great!
We have just arrived back from a glorious few weeks at the beach. It’s always nice to get out of town for a bit over summer. Unfortunately along with the great weather at the beach, Melbourne has also experienced some very hot spells which is showing up as damage in the garden.
A gorgeous start to October, here’s the view on the way to the office. I heard Neil Robertson (formerly of Open Gardens Australia) suggest recently that the ideal garden is deciduous trees and Euphorbia! I think he is on to something. Here is the view on the way to my office at the bottom of the garden. More