We live what we create!
We live what we create! Trevor’s garden is a 20-year labour of love with passion invested in every tree, shrub, rock, path, and paver. It is a training ground for our apprentice landscapers and designers. In the past, the garden has featured as part of the Open Gardens Canberra program as a community outreach initiative.
All gardens are living things and evolve over time. The garden, featured in the photos below, gains inspiration from a Japanese aesthetic. The mix of Australian, Asian and European shrubs are used for sculptural effect with pruning used to enhance prominence. The garden has already changed from the photos shown below, and there is always something new to see and experience. It is an example of what can be done in a small space.
The garden is set out with several large rocks positioned strategically that form the bones of the garden. They serve many purposes including aesthetic and symbolic. You will see sentinel stones at the entrances to the garden. There are also stones that invoke memories of mountains, strength and peace.
Maples (Acer palmatum; Acer p. ‘dissectum’; Acer saccarum; Acer buergeranium; as well many varieties of A. palmatum) form the dominant tree species of the garden.
The garden is best experienced by walking through and noticing how different views open up. Some parts of the garden were designed for specific vantage points - entry arbours, a stone seat, main deck or landing over the pond. Prospective clients are welcome to view the gardens as there is so much to inspire and entice.
This garden is our design experimental ground, constantly evolving with new ideas and projects. Autumn is a great time to experience the contrasting foliage of the season.
For those interested in the great work done by the Open Gardens Canberra program, please visit the website below. If you visit the website you may recognised a shot of our garden.