THE CAULFIELD NORTH TERRACE HOUSE
Caulfield North, Victoria
|The garden of a Victorian Terrace was restored using bluestone pavers for the verandah and a traditional palette of plants including Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender), Murraya paniculata (Orange Jessamine) and Salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage). The back garden has a modern approach, with the installation of a spotted gum timber bench that provides a multi-purpose solution to a small garden, incorporating seating, lighting and storage. Fences were painted dark to give the illusion of space and are covered by Bougainvillea ‘Scarlett O’Hara’ (Scarlett Bougainvillea),
|which is supported on rusted reinforcing mesh. A roller door for car access was replaced with a space saving sliding gate and a paling fence was transformed using vertical hardwood slats integrated into the fence and gate design. A feature Acer sp. (Maple) was under planted with Rosmarinus officinalis ’Blue Lagoon’ (Prostrate Rosemary), succulents of Agave attenuata (Century Plant) and Echeveria imbricata (Hens & Chicks). Vegetables and herbs were interspersed throughout the garden.