This ALCI award winning garden uses very strong materials and textures to create a spacious, contemporary feel. The back drop of the garden features a wall clad in polished black limestone with a floating bench seat . Trim details of the black stone run around the garden linking the wall to the remaining area. The cream colored stone is mixed size Travertine. The boundaries are clad in Iroko hardwood which is oiled to bring out the timber grain.
The shed is built with block and clad with iroko with painted trims to match the travertine on the ground. The roof was kept as a flat roof to maintain the clean lines throughout.
The planting was kept simple with the feature trees being the pleached Carpinus along the side boundary. They produce a beautiful green leaf and the growth is kept very tight against the fence being on the pleached frame. This keeps the feeling very spacious all year round. An olive is planted in the rear corner with blue storm Agapanthus and miscanthus morning light filling up the lower spaces.
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