Entertaining is truly important to this family so, after downsizing their home, they wanted to maximise their new outdoor space to allow for visiting families, and complement it with a minimalist garden that matched their new location.
There was also the extra challenge of finding a set of plants that would thrive in the sandy soils and salty winds.
To begin with, we excavated the site to achieve the right levels and centred the garden around a beautiful granite water feature, framed with Australian hardwood benching, timeless granite paving and charcoal pebbles.
The garden was built to reflect the coastal location, using a mixture of Treasure Flower, Mat Rush, NZ Christmas Bush, Grass Trees, Coastal Rosemary and the Purple-Leafed Sticky Hop Bush – with stainless steel light fittings providing a subtle, modern contrast.
The end result was a natural courtyard dominated by earthy, coastal tones complemented with crisp modern finishes – and a set of plants that would thrive in the surrounds.