Garton Garden in the inner north


The Garton Garden.   This is an inner city terrace in Princes Hill.  The park is a stone’s throw away but our client still wanted a private garden to enjoy.  The brief was to create an informal cottage / native garden, including all of their favourite plants.

The entry to the garden is off a narrow side way.  We have installed a deck to maximise the use of the north light.  This is now a gorgeous north facing morning deck that leads into the main garden, with informal seating around a circular gravel area that creates a path to the back gate without dividing the space.

Of course there are also the practical bits that need to be included.  The cubby house has been adapted to include bike storage.  The air con, heating unit and bins are now stored behind a removable screen that allows access for maintenance.  The bins are easily hidden and accessed from a side gate, complete with bespoke handle.

This garden space appeared so small at the start of this project.  It now has 3 zones for morning, afternoon and casual entertaining, along with the bikes, dogs and somewhere for the kid’s to hang out.

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Cubby House & Bike Storage before


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and after


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Side entry before
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Side entry morning deck










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Service & Bin storage before
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Service & Bin removable screen
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The bespoke gate.