Eco-Friendly Small Garden

Finishing Touches

Selecting the right materials can transform the character of a garden, especially in a new home. With limited garden at the front of the home, this client wanted to create an environment for relaxing and entertaining.

At the centre of the garden is a large entertainment deck, extended at the same floor height as the house to create that highly sought-after indoor-outdoor feel. Keeping an organic feel to the landscape design, we used a combination of stone pavers, railway sleepers and loose toppings to create freeform pathways down the side of the house, providing a rustic feel and reducing heavy construction costs. These materials were mirrored in the seating, using a combination of recycled timbers and a stones to create guest seating in the garden. Raised vegetable beds provide a regular harvest for the family, and a water tank makes use of water run-off to irrigate plants and wash the deck.