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Examples of our recent garden designs.


The site for this large, country garden was an exposed, elevated one with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.


The owners were keen to retain the views while developing the garden around the house. The brief was for a relaxed, informal style garden to include native and exotic species and roses.


The garden design included a feature stone wall, raised planting beds and a small orchard. Timber pergolas and arches were positioned to act as transition points and for roses to climb over.

Ballynew, Binda, NSW


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The design brief from the owners of this ultra-modern home was for a garden to enhance the building, provide screening/windbreak to the east of the property and to disguise the large concrete water tank.  


They also needed to improve the appearance of a large, sloping bed to the rear of the home. Their preference was for native plants but also wanted roses as part of the planting scheme. The design incorporated a basalt stone feature wall, extensive plantings of mainly native plants and an area set aside for a vegetable garden.


Astiden Springs, Crookwell, NSW

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‘Redvilla’ is a large town garden, surrounding a house built in 1890, with a recent modern wing addition.


The owners wanted the design to incorporate screening plantings on boundaries, and planting to soften the lines of the house.

An entertaining area including a fire-pit was included in the design as well as a ‘secret garden’ and fruit trees.


A local stonemason made the stone seating around the fire-pit which will be enclosed by a sheltering hedge of  Elaeagnus.


The ‘secret garden’ consists of a Viburnum tinus  hedge with a rose-covered arch at the entrance. This will be a space for displaying sculpture in the future’.




Redvilla, Crookwell, NSW

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‘ Cladymore’ garden is garden designer Lorna Vallelys own country garden at Fullerton in the southern tablelands of NSW.


It is about an acre in size. The original design has been considerably added to with an orchard, a stone plinth and water feature, curved gravel paths and relaxed plantings which include edibles and ornamentals. Lorna has combined both native and exotic species, a recurrent feature in her designs.





Cladymore, Fullerton, NSW

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