Contemporary Formal

Contemporary Formal

Garden renovation brings this home to new heights

  • Planting repetition creates structure
  • Dramatic foliage contrast
  • Chic result
  • Scale = drama

We loved working on this project as we loved the house so much – a slick contemporary residence by Sydney based Stephen Buzzacott.  The house was built 10 years ago and whilst it still looks timeless the garden was tired and neglected.

At the front of the house we wanted to introduce some strong forms in the planting and used massed cloud trees for a bold yet soft look, as well as Mauritian Hemp for strong architectural lines.  White pigface trail over the garage and soften the existing Cycads.

Custom made cylinders planted with Agave stricta painted in micaceous iron oxide paint are the only accessories in this minimalistic and layered scheme.

At the rear of the garden we designed a subtle pool water wall in handmade grey tiles and followed through the grey theme with clipped balls of Teuchrium and bronze lax.

An oversized 1500mm diameter LWC contemporary bowl installed in the courtyard is a good example of the use of over-scaled pieces in confined spaces.  Massed with stunning bromeliads it’s a strong look for a small space.  Whilst the garden is still young in parts it’s already doing a great job of lifting the property.

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