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 …

Edible plants to start growing now

If your stay-at-home-sourdough has sparked an interest in getting hands on with produce, you’re looking to spurn the chilly outdoors & get some more green in your life, now is a good time to start growing some edible plants. Autumn & winter in Perth are mild, and a great time to establish some new plants, particularly deciduous fruit trees, in …

The Great WA Outdoors

The silver lining of closed borders is the reminder to travel where we are. If you’re a day tripper or a long distance rover, WA has a breathtaking walk for you. WA is home to many great walks & trails, from the urban-legendary Swan View Tunnel to the world renowned Bibbulmun Track. Here are some of the great tracks we’ve …

Creative child friendly outdoor spaces

OUTDOOR PLAY GROUNDS Creative play is an essential part of all children’s lives and in an age of iPad’s, TV’s and electronics, encouraging them to get enough “outside time” can sometimes be a challenge. Cubby Houses & Sand Pits Cubby houses come in endless shapes and sizes from realistic tiny homes to a contemporary design that complements the main home. …

Pool renovation project 3

POOL RENOVATION PROJECT The purpose of this pool renovation was to create a relaxed and inviting space in order to encourage the whole family back into the garden again. The exiting pool was squared off at both the western (1500mm) and eastern (900mm) ends to remove prominent curved corners which made the pool appear dated.  The stairs where carefully re-positioned …