Design Inspiration – Organic Pool Design

A curved limestone retaining wall contrasts with the polished concrete, whilst a prominent feature letterbox sits proud to announce the commencement of the steps down to a curved stone paved entry. Planting is a juxtaposition of species to flank the uneven ends of the broad steps. Plants flower seasonally to give a whimsical planting palette. Hardy succulents in striking greys …

Popular Landscape Design Features For 2020

As the years come and go, so do tastes in landscape design. This year has been an interesting one. We’re fortunate enough to be able to afford some insight into the beautiful garden features that have been in high demand this year. Some of these have been consistently in vogue for a time. Others have fallen into favour more recently. …

Garden Inspiration – Floreat Contemporary

Subtly contrasted behind a character home in Floreat this contemporary rear garden is a series of functional, well connected spaces. A raised timber deck sits beneath a cantilevered pergola creating a large alfresco area before spilling out onto a generous lawn. Beyond the alfresco is a tranquil fully tiled concrete pool ensconced within a hedge of sandankwa viburnum (Viburnum Suspensum). …

Design Inspiration – Geometric Indoor-Outdoor Living

Feast your eyes on this clean and contemporary new design. Coming soon to a garden near you, this garden features a clever blend of shapes and textures that both mirror and enhance the architecture of the home. A dream entertaining space, the design centralises and opens the recreational areas of the home and garden to produce a place that will …

Native Plants To Grow In Your Perth Garden

Native gardens are enjoying something of a cultural moment. Growing awareness of their ecological benefits intersects with a recent shift in aesthetic tastes in favour of natural Australia. Many of us seem suddenly aware that we are both lucky to be at home where we are, and also responsible for our community and environment. Planting natives in your garden can …

Spring Cleaning Your Garden

It’s an exciting time for gardens! This season you can expect a period of serious growth, and hopefully some lovely weather for spending time outdoors. There are a few things we can do to make the most of the season though, and now’s the time to do them. Spring is the time to spray for pests on new plant growth …

Design Inspiration – Botanical Apartments

This project is one of our favourites. This beautiful garden was completed last year, and compliments the stunning architecture of the building. This premier mixed-use development is situated within the greater Fine China Precinct in Subiaco. The Landscape design reflects the project’s name with vertical elements surrounding a central void and extensive surrounding planting. The development includes an open roof …

Garden Inspiration – Dalkeith Residence

Set against the clean architectural form of this contemporary Mediterranean villa, restrained planting migrates from a refined Tuscan plant palette on arrival to endemic planting selection native to the riverside habitat. Inspired by Italian travels our clients were keen to include a mature olive tree (Olea Europea) as a central focus on arrival in the entry court. The intention is …

The Human & Health Benefits of Green Spaces

­­­Communities with better access & density of green spaces reliably produce healthier, happier, more productive residents who rely less on public health services. When properly designed and maintained, they can reduce reports of crime, and provide the extended benefits of reducing air pollution, noise pollution, and cooling communities significantly in summer If, like many of us, you were lucky enough …

GARDEN INSPIRATION – MINIM COVE RESIDENCE

This stunning Minim Cove residence is a perfect example of landscape and architecture coming together in integrated harmony, transforming what was a difficult corner block into an aesthetically pleasing and functional home. Engaged early in the planning stages of the home design we were able to make suggestions as to how the landscape could help scale the multi storey façade …