Garden in the Hills

The garden envelops the house and has been broken down into areas with different themes Owner-built from plans with on-going owner-designer collaboration

Sustainable Native Garden

The land has been shaped to direct water surface runoff into the large pond Entry boardwalk hovers above structured indigenous planting Emphasis on fire-retardant species

Perennial Perfection

Perennial borders in flower from September to May, with striking foliage contrast taking centre stage during the colder months A secluded lawn envelops the reflection pond Multi-trunked Crepe Myrtles provide Summer shade

Oriental Twist

A calming garden with an oriental feel A hand-made glass fountain provides a new focus for the garden, reflecting the free-form concrete retaining walls behind Sheets of welded mesh provide climbing frames for espaliered Citrus

Contemporary Parterre

Aesthetically beautiful and productive Plantings combined with hard landscape create a contemporary take on the traditional parterre garden Plants were chosen for food, picking and beauty

Colourful Courtyard

A collection of shapes linking autonomous spaces, giving a small garden an illusion of spaciousness A beautiful scene viewed from within the house

A Front Garden Re-invented

Modifications to the front facade of this Californian Bungalow allow seamless transition into the garden The Corten front fence provides a striking backdrop for the planting, while retaining the garden and providing privacy and security Bespoke copper rails meld the copper-tipped Osmanthus with the earthy tones of the paving

Sculptured Garden

A painting of plant species and paving styles inside the frame of a well maintained boundary hedge Rudi Jass sculptures and precision built hard landscape features Small deciduous trees shade the northern courtyard in Summer while allowing sun into the front sitting room in Winter

Entertaining Space

Existing Chinese Elms were retained and utilised to shade the large stone table Wood-fired oven provides tasty roasts and pizza Structured layout with a Mediterranean feel

A Riot of Colour

Inspired by the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, the enormous stone fountain provides the centrepiece in a rich tapestry of colour, form and texture Pastels may be easier to work with but bold colours really are the soul of a garden, adding rhythm, energy and definition.