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Posts by Kate Smalley:
At Small Spaces Garden Design we specialise in courtyard designs found in the inner northern melbourne and the surrounding areas. For this small garden project, the ‘Garton Garden’, in Princes Hill our aim was to create an informal cottage/native garden full of the plants our client enjoyed, while also proving an area for the children to play.
The backyard design for this garden was intended to divide the backyard into three sections which provide zones for the morning, afternoon and evening entertainment.
The entry to this small garden is through a narrow side way where we have installed a deck to maximise the use of the northern light, while also providing a viewpoint to the main garden which features an informal seating area around a circular gravel area which creates a path to the back gate without dividing the space.
Whereas before the garden makeover the backyard design felt cluttered and small the ammenities such as the heating, air-con and bins have been hidden behind a removeable screen which is easily accesible and finished with a bespoke handle.
This is the Garton Garden, a small garden design for a Melbourne garden,
Fernery light well in Fitzroy. This project is definitely a one off. It’s in Melbourne’s inner north, Fitzroy and almost by definition has to be a narrow single front house. The light well is open to the sky and allows light to stream in to the ground floor, it is also visible from every angle of the ground floor living space.
Our client wanted a lush garden. We tiled the boundary wall in ‘Marrakesh’ with mirrors to reflect the plant foliage. Then it was matter of cold tolerant ferns to fill the space. The low table was custom made by madebylui.com and will hold candles to add some twilight to the space. More