Queens Park Heritage Garden

This garden was to reflect the newly renovated Californian Bungalow house in Queens Park.

The original building at the street front saw us use a heritage style garden reflective of the architecture style and garden period of the house.

Existing Camellias and a privacy screen of Murraya hedging lead to a planting palette of purples, greys and some vibrant greens to bring the space together. Seasonal flowering will create interest at different times throughout the year.

The renovation and extension to the back of the house meant a fantastic view point from inside out into a generous and open backyard area.

Gorgeous established trees set the style of the backyard to be more contemporary and almost tropical. Already placed sandstone foundation blocks, saved from the original building formed garden beds to reflect the lines and layout of the house and its extension. Steppers in the lawn lead your eye through the garden to the rear buildings.

We used a mix of contemporary and tropical plantings in the rear of the yard to reflect the new extension. The clients requests a row of Magnolia ‘Teddy Bear’ along the common fenceline, while the shade and underplantings were all designed with a view from inside the house in mind. The rear buildings were softened using climbing plants to create visual features that change with the seasons.

We’re looking forward to returning to photograph this project soon!