|The creation of two gateway parks to highlight the entrances to the Laurimar development reinvigorates an old, understated entrance as well as establishes a bold new entry park amongst existing vegetation. Curved pergolas with oversized timber posts frame existing Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gums) and provide a backdrop for signage – a low stone clad wall with rusted steel lettering emerging from a curved timber deck. A rock and pebble lined swale breaks up the large garden bed areas and is planted with a mix of low indigenous and native plants.
|The leaves provide a subtle mix of colour and texture through the swale and around the signage and decking. Lomandra ‘Tanika’ (Lomandra), Correa glabra (Rock Correa), Dianella caerulea ‘Little Jess’ (Dwarf Blue Dianella) and Chysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) have been used, whilst adjacent properties are screened with indigenous shrubs of Leptospermum obovatum (Tea Tree) and a feature timber fence.