Large format Lichen paving was selected from Eco Outdoor, this opened up the space, gave a low maintenance area for entertaining, whilst still creating a sense of interest and complimenting the internal timber floor finish of the home. Smooth render walls created raised planters for our feature Pyrus trees (Ornamental pears) with a mass groundcover of native Myoporum parvifolium (Yareena) and a simple edge planting of Liriope muscari (Lily turf) this area feels clean, crisp and green. Corten laser cut panels on the back wall create a sense of evening drama, whilst being softened by the timeless fragrance of Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria) on wire.
The supporting courtyard garden was no less important. The feature back wall was transformed with scented Stephanotis floribunda (Madagascar jasmine), Lichen paving was installed and cut to form a crisp circle, creating a paved island surrounded by crawling Hedera canariensis (Canary island Ivy) to soften the space. This little area offers a very different and intimate experience and with the feature up-light water urn creates a stunning focal point from the lounge.