The selection of planting allows for the marking of the seasons, and it has a combination of key back bones shrubs that offer all year round stability, combined with a barrage of seasonal flowering plants that offer a visual delight to our clients garden retreat. Small deciduous trees punctuate the garden and draw your eye from the home and the summer house. The summer house is the place to get away and a key focus within the client’s brief. It is important that it is in character with the home and doesn’t look out of place within the garden. The internal floor space is flexible to work within the needs of the client, from morning tea with friends, to a place for a break from a busy day, or a moment of contemplation. As we all get older it’s important to stay busy, routine is good and a sense of worth is vital, so a veggie patch is the answer with raised garden beds for easy access. Composting and a place for just good old fashioned potting up!
Great gardens are a partnership with our clients, and this garden retreat is a great example of consultation with all stake holders. There was no overriding, important client in this consultative, provocative challenge and it was entirely satisfying to hear a few months later that the garden has created a really galvanizing space for all to enjoy. In this modern era where generations of people are often separated, it was very rewarding to problem solve and help to provide harmony to a family embarking on a new future, together.