Carlton

This courtyard was in need of a complete over haul, Manchurian Pear trees had to be removed after growing too large resulting in overlooking from neighbours, which needed to be considered. An out-dated water feature dominated the space.

The clients had envisioned a creek bed lined with native plants, which we achieved using a palette of natives known to attract wildlife.

The brief for the colour scheme was developed in close consultation with the clients to keep it light and natural. Sandstone and Spotted gum was incorporated into the design and the walls painted to match.

Extensive use of groundcovers will ensure that over time the balance of plants and stone will settle in beautifully.

Garden design: Fitzroy Nursery

Construction : Yarra Valley Landscapes

Photography: Thomas Denning