Coburg Front Garden

A front garden with a difference.  Our brief was to create a front garden in keeping with the period style of the house, early 1900’s.  We needed to work within the existing IMG_1056

Westringia hedge
Westringia hedge


IMG_1054layout of the garden including the concrete edging and path.  A storage shed was also needed somewhere within the property.  The outcome is we have created a traditional  garden planting with Salvias and Roses, and we’ve reinvented the lawn with a mass planting of native grasses, divided by hedged Westringia which emphasises the dominant lines of the house.

The entry path was unusually wide with a large brick wall on the bounday, nothing particulary inviting but a relatively large space.  From this we have installed a shed (yes, in the front garden!) and softened the approach with a cut out bed in the concrete.   There is also a new fence, Magnolia and screen planting of Hibiscus, which all pick up the Indian Red of the house.

The entire look is held together by continuing the originalconcrete edging into the new raised bed, and repeating flat bar metal edging which highlights the lines and contrasts nicely with the soft grey of the Westringia and lime green of the Lomandra.

This is essentially a low maintenance garden with a cottage feel, lots of seasonal colour.