Awards from the Landscape Association of S.A. 2011
1. Excellence for Residential Garden Design
2. Most Environmentally Sensitive Project
3. Judges Choice
4. ABC Award
The design intent was to showcase the display home's environmentally sustainable, low maintenance yet inspiring garden. The style is contemporary with a relaxed Australian feel to complement the architectural character of the home and surrounding landscape.
At the entry to the house is a clever environmentally conscious water feature made from an aged , rusted chain which has strong sculptural appeal. A meandering dry creek was designed for visual interest and to provide a connection to the wider landscape. Also functional, it captures and disperses excess stormwater.
The garden includes a mix of low water use exotic and native plants as well as indigenous species, all carefully selected to provide year round interest. Hardy exotic, deciduous trees allow maximum solar gain to the energy efficient house during the winter months (this being particularly important on the northern side of the home). They also reinforce a soft leafy character which softens the hardscape.