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23-24 NOVEMBER 2024



2013 Garden 15 - Parnell


Design Brief

This garden is small and in two parts, and, as with all small gardens, it presents some very specific challenges. The client wanted to create a private sanctuary and to fit a lot into the space without it feeling crowded. In the end, the key to achieving this was the use of old-fashioned lime hogging, which joins the spaces of the old and new houses together, making it a restful, flowing environment. The theme is the same throughout but without losing the surprises presented by each new space.


Pascal Tibbits coordinated the installation, mainly using the client’s builder, Dave Mclaren. Challenges included completing the garden the day before the owner’s daughter’s wedding was held there, but team work was the key to success.