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.