Kookaburra terrace: Formal garden delight

Kookaburra terrace: Formal garden delight
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As the winner of the 2011 Hills Building and Design Award for the Urban Landscape Category, this formal garden is stunning, with a unique Australian flair

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On what was once a steep slope, the clients were looking for a formal entrance garden for their home. With the need for a terraced courtyard-style, Ecodesign looked to using levels and layered planting in order to achieve this.

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The Kookaburra terrace follows a traditional formal garden layout, with clean lines and structured planting. The use of the mounted wall water feature capitalises on this traditional appearance, and gives the space a fantastic focal point. The use of stepping stones in the pathway and the surrounding pebbles adds to the structure the formal style needs.

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The use of garden lighting gives the formal design a contemporary look and feel. The use of sandstone in the wall coping creates a far more Australian look to the formal style.

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Overall, this garden has created a beautiful entry and successfully updated the formal garden style to a contemporary Australian setting.

 

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