2015 Garden 11 - Mt Eden
The garden went through three design renditions before it was begun. It had to express the ‘wonderfulness’ of the house within and to create a connection with the street. The garden is essentially turned inside out with much of the colour and folly on offer for all to enjoy. The pool garden is the main living space and the back garden extends the inside classroom with fruit trees, potagers and a playful greenhouse for the family’s children who are home schooled. The garden is a collaboration between the owner, an interior designer who is highly involved in choosing furnishings and making bold gestures of colour on the walls, creating a playful background for Xanthe to work from. The result is a garden which attempts to be both elegant and playful, as well as visually generous to the neighbourhood.
Installation and Maintenance