This suburban garden was designed with a Kiwi-Thai couple in mind. The husband wanted the traditional "Kiwi lawn" while the wife wanted to be reminded of her childhood in Thailand.
A low maintenance solution was found with ample lawn and subtropical planting, as well as totally revitalizing the over grown rear garden with glasshouse and vege garden.
Plain front lawn and straight side entry path. New curved front path and curved gardens create interest on arrival
Over-powering hedges and plain lawn.New fencing and layers of garden create a pleasing picture.
Old hedge, trellis and agapanthus clumps. New crisp fencing helps highlight the newly planted Nikau palms
Flat unintersting lawn . Sweeping oval lawn created for front yard.
Over-grown front steps. New balastrade and front path with central feature garden
Lawn needs added interest. Central feature of Dypsis baronii palms with grasses, flax and water feature
Drab corner. New fence, Puka with Miscanthus grasses and Philodendron in foreground.
Philodendron xanadu Ligularia reniformus ( Tractor Seat Plant)
Rear garden overgrown with years of overplanting by previous owner, opened up to create a sunny deck and open lawn area with vege garden and glass house.
Entry into back yard almost impossible Space opened up with alfresco dining.
Rear garden lost in the wilderness. Amazing how much space was gained .
Over-grown corner for washline. Easy access to washline with improved sunshine .
Hidden glasshouse . Glasshouse and new vege garden with existing apple tree discovered in the "jungle".
Ugly shady corner. Area spruced up with clean pavers, bark and fruit trees underplanted with shade tolerant plants.