This courtyard has been transformed from boring old gravel and step stones to a wonderful native garden, full of wild flowers. We first came upon this courtyard a couple of years ago. It was a classic new townhouse with lots of gravel and step stones, minimal landscaping. The developers actually did our client a favour because we didnt need to do much to transform it to what she wanted. We’ve replaced the step stones with a board walk which gets her from a to b, the old clothesline concrete right outside the living room is a great place to sit in the garden (we moved the clothesline out of sight!), and the rest, well it’s all native shrubs and ground covers that will cope on this site. The upshot, we think it’s a pretty nice garden to enjoy, from inside looking out, from a to b on the way to work, and, just to sit in and enjoy the sunshine. It’s a little bit of native sunshine, in Sunshine. More
This West Brunswick courtyard has been transformed into an attractive outdoor space. We started with a very drab narrow space that was really only used to get to and from the garage and the clothesline. Anyone familar with the classic 70’s and 80’s villa units will be familar with what I call token outdoor spaces. But, we have managed to transform this space, the deck eliminates narrow steps down that would cut the yard in half, the original planter box has been given a new lease of life with this gorgeous red that the client chose, it really links all the elements together. We’ve made the most of the vertical space; espalier citrus, clumping bamboo and vertical screens for herbs and greens. The pergola really adds depth and completes the picture. More
This is a garden we installed in Thornbury last spring. Have just been back recently for a visit to see how it is all progressing. Our client wanted to reclaim their unused lawn in the front garden. It was a perfect spot for growing vegetables and other edibles with lots of north light. We’ve included dwarf cultivar fruit trees, both citrus and stone fruits. The extra growing space has alllowed for room to grow perennials and fruit trees that won’t take up valuable space in the annual beds.