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/ 25.06.2020

In 2018 we extended the garden by building a swimming pool. A limestone fountain at one end of the pool faces a pavilion at the opposite end. The pavilion features an elevated verandah overlooking the pool, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a walk-in...

/ 03.10.2016

The Ruby garden is a little sunken garden which our children named after our family German Shepherd. We also planted ruby coloured "Courage" rose bushes inside the shaped hedge borders. More recently we added four crab apples which we hope will turn this garden into a shady retreat. Stairs at one end...

/ 30.09.2016

The Loggia and Tower were the final structures completed in the garden. The Loggia is a functional space where we entertain family and friends. It includes a BBQ kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven and an open fireplace. Bruce Willmer, a cousin of mine and true artisan, forged the...

/ 28.09.2016

The Wisteria Arbour forms a visual axis that leads from the French doors on the main terrace and cuts through the garden to give it depth. An orb backed by Leighton Green hedging provides a focal point at the end of this axis. Masonry treads, inspired by a Paul Bangay...

/ 28.09.2016

The Venus garden, named after the shy Venus statue featured, is arranged around a simple rectangle of lawn. Venus stands in front of a wall at the northern end of the garden which is part of the tractor shed. I enjoy welding so created a metal grille in the...

/ 07.10.2013

A few gum trees studded our basically bare block back in the year 2001. We had lots of rock and little top soil so had to organise more than 50 truck loads of fill to be dumped and spread over the areas where we planned to establish the...