A modern coastal garden inspired by the east coast of Australia that showcases a collection of natural materials softened with native and exotic textural plantings.
Yards were invited to create landscape design concepts to work within the small boundary of this modern new build in Hawthorne. The client, being an interior designer and having a background in architecture, as well as being a garden lover, had particular aspects she wanted to cover, including certain viewpoints from inside the home.
When your client tells you that you have to turn a small front courtyard that looks like a war zone into a tropical sanctuary, suitable for yoga, you know it’s going to be a great project.
Though a compact space, this inner-city residence benefited hugely from a well-designed courtyard. An outdoor kitchen of natural timber with a concrete top forms one boundary of this versatile space, adding function and storage. Varied paving takes centre stage throughout most of the confined space, while islands of greenery form pools of plantlife that add visual interest.