Malvern East

What had been an expansive vegetable plot at the rear of this family home was to be transformed. There was a need for foliage cover, for another outdoor living zone for teenagers and young adults to congregate, for a more attractive outlook from living spaces. Linking with the borrowed view of a magnificent ancient Eucalypt, silvery tones were used in a combination of planting textures and forms. Central to the redesign was a generous open graveled void defined by two L shaped concrete benches. Ornamental species interspersed with productive plants, trees for shade and privacy providing a sense of enclosure. Low, sprawling ground cover connects the graveled space with the planting behind.

Construction by pH Landscape Constructions
Photography by Rob Blackburn