Investing in a brand new backyard is a giant dedication. Not solely is it important to create a good looking house that can add worth to your property, however one which meets your life-style wants and preferences. When the house owners of our Glen Iris undertaking determined it was time for a backyard revamp, they enlisted our providers to design one thing that suited them to a tee.
The house and present backyard had an inherent Spanish/Mediterranean really feel to it, significantly within the rear backyard so it was necessary to the house owners for this to be carried throughout into the brand new backyard as a way to praise the home however nonetheless hold to the normal planting fashion that our purchasers are so keen on. Aside from this, their principal necessities have been for a big entertaining space, a pizza oven and a small produce backyard to fulfill their love of cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Type sensible, they wished their dream backyard to be balanced and structured and to include a robust point of interest that might catch the attention from the second you step by the entrance door of the home. It’s necessary for us to grasp our shopper’s particular person wants and discover methods to include these into the design in probably the most purposeful and aesthetically pleasing approach potential.
Contemplating our purchasers immense love and fervour for vegetation, we prompt that they take into account foregoing the normal rear garden in favour of getting a plant focussed backyard as an alternative. Though not one thing that they had initially thought of, the ensuing backyard is a superbly lush parterre backyard containing a stunning mixture of a few of our purchasers favorite vegetation.
A key ingredient of the backyard design is the water function by Rudi Jass within the centre again wall of the backyard consisting of a copper wall with working water spilling over its mottled floor right into a small pond and surrounded by creeping Boston Ivy. Simply as our purchasers wished, this function acts as the point of interest of the backyard whereas including a peaceable tranquillity to the house.
The completed backyard has robust Mediterranean influences however stays very balanced, structured and conventional all through. It’s the type of formal backyard that might work with quite a lot of completely different properties however does so significantly nicely right here as a result of cautious consideration paid to the Mediterranean touches.
‘Camel’ sandstone paving and steps lead as much as the raised essential space of the rear backyard, which options the parterre design encapsulated by a big present hedge and enclosed with an ‘alpine’ stone clad retaining wall. The parterre is framed with a row of Manchurian Pear bushes that blossom gloriously within the Spring. The six separate backyard beds are edged with English field hedge creating the formal structured look, and are surrounded by ‘Torquay’ river pebbles. The beds include a assorted and ever-changing combination of vegetation, together with Hellebores, Nepeta, Sedum, Bearded Iris, Daylily and Olive bushes.
Crops have been chosen that labored nicely collectively and that might range all through the seasons, creating curiosity all yr spherical. Cautious thought was given when deciding on vegetation to maintain the Mediterranean really feel alive. This was achieved by selecting vegetation corresponding to Olive bushes but additionally by utilizing a mix of leaf colors within the palette (a mixing of grey-green and black-green). The flowering color palette incorporates burgundy, mauve and white with sprinkles of yellow to evoke a sense of sunshine.
The house owners couldn’t be happier with their accomplished backyard. It meets their temporary on all elements from magnificence by to performance. With the longer term in thoughts, our purchasers stay up for seeing their backyard proceed to develop and flourish. Regardless of not having a conventional garden for youths to play, the pebble paths present areas for babies to run up and down and the abundance of vegetation within the backyard beds create a make consider forest to find. Our purchasers excitedly envision their future grandchildren exploring within the backyard and growing their very own ardour and appreciation for flora.