Project Description


Henry Street, Five Dock | Residential


“A master class in solving a problem in a small garden with so many different features”

“The most functional and interesting veggie garden I’ve ever seen!”

–  Graham Ross

This family had a passion for growing their own produce and connecting with nature, as well as having fun in the garden. The existing garden had good bones, but needed an injection of energy and a structured layout

Wide angle view of garden
Closeup of Sedum Autumn Joy flowerhead
Climber on arbour post in productive garden
Seat with planting behind
Close up of flowering Limonium

The proposed circular feature lawn draws you into the space and acts as the green hub of the garden, ensuring the family has plenty of room for ball games and family activity. Each key activity or destination point radiates from the centre, making connection as easy as possible

Corten planter with perennial planting
Timber seat with planting around
Groundcover thyme planting between brick stepstones
Bay tree espalier
Timber seat with curved backrest

A feature pergola using recycled timber and bricks is the ideal location for those year-round BBQs. Scented climbing roses create much-needed summer shade and flexible seating caters for all

Quote from Graham Ross
Olive tree
Outdoor kitchen

Raised production beds anchor the connecting arbours, which are drenched in a seasonal climber. A mix of native shrubs, groundcovers and grasses create a year-round display. And who doesn’t love an in-ground trampoline?

Beans on rio mesh
High angle shot of production bed
Pergola over outdoor kitchen
Overhead drone photo
  • Before Image of the Rear Garden
  • Before Image of the Rear Garden
  • Before Image of the Rear Garden