Small Backyard & Front Garden Makeover (Vale Park) With Urban Impact Design Ideas.
This small garden sits at the entrance to the housing development and the client requested a high impact, interesting design that would make a statement when viewed from within the home and from without.
The gardens makeover also needed to convey a sense of independence from their neighbours even though the suburb has an encumbrance that prohibits front garden fences.
To meet this brief required a landscape design that could be viewed from every axis. The design is asymmetric so that no single view can be considered the ‘main’ view. A large and dramatic terrazzo planter with Cycad draws the eye from every direction.
For this garden makeover, the dressed timber posts link to the woodwork of the entranceway, provide a porous boundary to the property and reflect the vertical element of the Standard Grevillea. The grevillea adds to the height of the garden. The flowers provide softness and intimacy when viewed from within the home.
It was decided to add low hedges along entrance paths to accentuate the architecture of the home which is very formal. The Limonium provides a splash of eye catching colour and relieves the rigidity of the hedges.
The final result is a low maintenance urban impact garden that changes with the seasons.
The rear garden is very small and needed to accommodate both adults and children.
A small play space with colourful pavers for hopping and jumping or chalk art, coupled with a small trampoline for exercise fun and planters for mud play and growing summer veg completes the childrens space.
A deck with vertical garden provides an intimate entertainment space within the backyard garden makeover, with the added interest of plants growing on a wall. The vertical garden also provides protection from wind and weather and as such extends the entertainment season.
Are You Ready For A New Garden Makeover
If you know what your budget is & have a vision in mind, book Tony for a concept design meeting.