bush garden

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This low maintenance bush garden was design and constructed by Ocean Road Landscaping.  The design brief was for a natural bush garden to seamlessly blend in with the existing Messmate stringybarks (Eucalyptus obliqua)on site.  This was a tricky planting plan, as the trees suck so much moisture out of the soil although the garden doesn’t show this with the success of the plants. With a large north facing front yard that is set back from the street, this garden allows you to enjoy a slow meander to the front door.  The plants are attractive to butterflies and birds and low on water usage.  This property is situated 500 meters from the Great Otway National Park, so fits well within its environment.

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stone gathering circle

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This low maintenance garden was design and constructed by Ocean Road Landscaping, with a design brief for a stone gathering circle, where the family could invite entertain friends and family.  It is tucked away in the privacy of the back yard with a colour pallet of the plants have been used in bands for a dramatic effect.  The plants are attractive to butterflies and birds and low on water usage.  As this house in in a high bush fire zone, planting was carefully positioned with this in mind.

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stone circle fire pit

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This recently renovated house designed by Robin Boyd Architect now has a landscape to match recently designed and landscaped by Ocean Road Landscaping.  The main feature of this garden is the stone circle fire pit, which acts as a gathering circle for this families social get together’s.  This garden makes use of some of the existing stone walls in the garden, and has been enhanced with hardy plants that will tolerate the harsh salt winds that come of the ocean on the surf coast.

As this garden matures, planting has been selected to snuggle around the stone circle fire pit, to make it private and enchanting.  Plants are maintained to ensure the view of Point Roadknight and Surfcoast are continued.

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Landscape garden

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This landscape garden won the 2014 Landscape Victoria Awards for “Plants In the Landscape”.  With its natural Stingy Bark twisted trees, the design highlights and enhances these beautiful sculptural trees.  The plants are the landscape, attracting wildlife and frogs, with evidence of children climbing and playing in this space.  The use of north facing sun has been harnessed in the court yard close to the house, offering a completely different micro-climate, and protection from the southerly breeze.

This landscape garden was in the Open Gardens Australia for a special twilight event in January 2014 & 2015.  With features such as decking, stonewalls and plantings that are drought hardy and indigenous. Monies raised from these garden openings were donated to the Anglesea CFA.

 Plants in Landscape Award –Landscape Victoria Judge, Bryan Rankin- Lifetime Member said…

“WOW! This is an exceptional garden. The plants in this garden are the landscape. The existing trees have been made features in the overall landscape, and new plantings have been done to compliment and further highlight the existing trees.

The use of native plants in a structured manner has worked really well, and the retention of an undisturbed strip of indigenous vegetation has been sensitively incorporated into the landscape.

It was also great to see that this was a space that was explored and utilised by the whole family.”

 

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Design by Sinatra Murphy and Peter Shaw

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Beach landscape

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This superb beach landscape is a large seaside garden using a good mix of indigenous plants abutting the sand dunes in Ocean Grove.  This garden was an environmentally sensitive project, with the removal of many weeds that had choked the garden prior to construction, almost bringing it back to a clean slate.  A sweeping lawn and hundreds of indigenous and native plants have been planted on this site, that has direct access to Ocean Grove beach.

Clipped hedges have been formed around the pool, and are also at the bottom of the garden to lead you through he beach landscape on a journey to the beach. Use of recycled materials, permeable surfaces and irrigation systems along with low maintenance plantings make for a sustainable garden.

This garden was Finalist at the Landscape Victoria Awards as a sustainable garden.

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Design by Sinatra Murphy

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Our team of 15 Landscape Architects, Landscape professionals and Horticulturists, can assist you when it comes to your beach landscape to deliver a premium product.

If you would like a garden designed or need a landscape contractor to implement your garden then contact our office on 03 5263 3133 or use our Contact Us page

Fire pit garden

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This garden shows use of curves and drought hardy plantings for a garden that is low maintenance.  Some of the photos for this fire pit garden are during construction, which show the curves and stonework to its best advantage.  After planting, the details in the fire pit garden are more about taking a walk in the garden and enjoying it around every turn

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Design Peter Shaw

Fire pit garden

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Our team of 15 Landscape Architects, Landscape professionals and Horticulturists, can assist you when it comes to your fire pit garden to deliver a premium product.

If you would like a garden designed or need a landscape contractor to implement your garden then contact our office on 03 5263 3133 or use our Contact Us page

Outdoor kitchen garden landscape Surfcoast

outdoor kitchen paving Geelong SLIDE

This outdoor kitchen garden, uses the stone wall of the outdoor kitchen to create privacy, and protection from the coastal winds.  This garden uses paving, stone walls, timber steps, and garden architectural sculptures.