A backyard garden designed for outdoor living
When Matt Cantwell first saw this rear garden in Sydney's north, it was overgrown and dated. Pebblecrete stepping stones led through a "1970s-era native rainforest" and there was little connection to the house. Once the pebblecrete was removed, this Sydney garden could be rezoned for outdoor living.
The Pros And Cons Of Having A Bamboo Garden
While common in most Asian homes that have enough land surrounding it, bamboo garden are not something that you usually hear about in the American home.
Landscape designer Alan Fisher says, "Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect." For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page 135, Australian House & Garden, May 2013)
Painterly Approach — Arterra Landscape Architects
This hillside garden responds to the movement of the wind, flow of the water and warmth of the sun. Undulating landforms and a grassy swale integrate storm water management in an artful way as they divert surface water away from the house. Following this sinuous swale, the cascading stairway creates a helix-like pattern and links the top of the property to the pool area below. Along this path we nestled a cozy sitting area, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and taking in the…
Australian Dreamscapes: The Art of Gardening - The Planthunter
Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of photographer Claire Takacs's new book, Australian Dreamscapes