Photography: Emma Pegrum
This project was designed and built in collaboration with the client. The brief was simple, create a garden that satisfies all the family’s individual needs to include a variety of quiet nooks for relaxation. While the overarching impression of the garden is abundant greenery, much attention was paid to embedding the hardscape so that the two facets were harmoniously intertwined. Like a grand promenade, the backbone of this garden spills from the rear of the home with a large, floating staircase of pre-cast concrete, and extends down through the garden, aligning all the stairs and pathways through the yard connecting the home to the bottom of the garden. The entertaining and living zone is oriented around a pre-existing, shady deciduous Alder tree while a covered outdoor barbecue provides for a casual dining. The garden has plenty of depth and provides many functional spaces that all the family can enjoy.