Modern cottage garden with edibles to forage and massive kids playspaces!

Blackburn project completed November 2016.  Design and plantscaping completed by Inspiring Landscape Solutions.

Project Brief:

  • to create a practical and playful garden for a young family complimenting their newly renovated modern home;
  • incorporation of areas for the kids to play cricket and also be able to cycle along the pathways;
  • having an outdoor kid entertaining area complete with a hand painted mural;
  • consideration of the council’s regulatory requirements for planting and significant tree protection;
  • to emphasise the feel of a cottage garden for the 1300 SQM garden area;
  • to build in use of sculptural elements and artwork; and
  • to incorporate edibles into the planting palette have have a dedicated area.

Project loves:

  • heavy use of cottage and perennial planting;
  • some feature roses reflecting the children’s names;
  • wide range of materials and textures bringing it all together!;
  • some hidden pockets within the garden to encourage the children to explore a garden full of character and discovery;
  • a child friendly and practical vegetable patch and mini fruit orchard; and
  • the massive chicken coop!
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Date:  November 1, 2016
Skills:  Artwork Selection, Colour Selection - exterior &/or interior, Design Implementation, Garden Maintenance, Landscape Construction, Landscape Design, Main Portfolio, Material Selection, Mural, Plant Selection, Water features
Blackburn landscape design, design implementation and construction