Landscape Design, Construction & Maintenance
There is a feeling of warmth that pervades this outdoor entertaining area set in Seaforth on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, an innate charm that makes it simply irresistible. But what is truly remarkable about this rear garden is the sense of spaciousness it conveys despite it’s small size.
It was essential that a sense of cohesion be achieved throughout the courtyard to ensure it did not appear disjointed and thus separate from the house. To this end, a single fencing material was used to enclose the space.
The stone cladding was used on the retaining walls and is the focal point of the courtyard design, running the length of the rear feature wall and commanding attention with it’s natural beauty and rich colouring. We used a slat tile, in a modular pattern for the flooring to set the tone of the space. It’s mix of shapes & colours add depth and dimension to the space as well as character.
To offset the extensive use of natural stone a cool lush garden was planted. Sago Palms, the most popular species of Cycads, were selected as feature plants and were under planted with Leriope ‘Evergreen Giant’. The key to the success of this courtyard garden is the skillful combination of functionality with aesthetics that forms the basis of the design.