Zen Refuge

The front and rear of this restored Federation property in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs couldn’t be more contrasting. The original heritage frontage is layered with Viburnum hedges for privacy, whilst the rear features a striking modern home and swimming pool.

When we first viewed this garden, it was diseased, out of shape and desperately in need of some attention. Garden Society reworked much of the planting, to give the house the garden it deserved.

Formal simplicity ruled here. We focused on minimal plant species, over-scaled but perfectly pruned and sculptured.

After careful consideration, we removed a Robinia tree to open up the space and allow more light to flood into the garden.

Contemporary terrazzo troughs, planted with box hedge, accentuate the clean linear layout of the home.

Attention to detail and a lot of skilful horticultural work bought this garden back into its prime.


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