21 Downey St Queanbeyan NSW
A Gardeners Garden - Deakin
Our client is a keen gardener and wanted to set up the framework for pursuing his hobby for growing produce and tending his collection of bulbs. We were also asked to create an inviting and functional entertaining area off the living room. This presented our main design challenge since the living spaces open to the narrow side area facing north and this also steps up the hill toward the rear garden. Our solution was to construct some broad timber steps and decks that simultaneously link the levels, provide casual seating, and also house storage inside. The views from the living area focus on a new stone courtyard wall with a water feature filling the area with the sound of trickling water. The upper garden area incorporates a curvaceous lawn and a collection of trees selected for their various foliage and flowering colours throughout the seasons. A productive area with raised vege beds and several dwarf fruit trees provides the owner with crops throughout the year. The street front has been transformed into a simple formal entry statement, with space between evergreen plantings for seasonal bulbs and perennial flowers.
We created a formal entry statement with low borders of Liriope and Buxus, to frame new flowering Plums and the owners existing roses.
New light coloured paving in French pattern reflects light into the main living rooms. The timber steps lead up to the rear yard and also work as seats with storage inside.
The black granite water feature allows water to trickle down the face of the stone and through the pebbles into a hidden chamber underneath. Our beautiful new sandstone wall is up lit at night and forms the fourth wall of this outdoor living room.
The timber deck is designed to connect the levels of the garden as well as offering broad landings for pots and seating.
A place to relax and enjoy the garden, yet still plenty of space for the kids to play. These photos were shot recently showing the gardens in full bloom, with a variety of spring bulbs and flowers.