This majestic garden was designed by Jane Coleman Landscape Architect to make the most of the mixture of unusual soil depths and rock platform spaces created by the site’s exposed location on steep north-facing sandstone geology.
Given the challenges associated with this typical Hawkesbury location, we were asked to help with the garden’s construction, beginning with transplanting an existing 4m frangipani from the site and storing it for later reintroduction.
The ultimate goal was to build on the already established planting from stage one of the works some years earlier and provide a contrasting lusher foliage in more protected areas that reflects the character typical of moist foreshore gullies.
To do this, mature Livistona palms were craned into position which, when combined with the transplanted frangipani, created an immediate framework canopy to the garden, bolstering privacy and injecting character into the existing Angophora vegetation.
After we had installed lawn, soil, irrigation and complementary lusher plant species, such as Cycads, Cabbage Tree Palms, Lady Palms, Frangipani, Lily Turf and Native Ginger, the end result was a garden that exuded a sense of tranquility.