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

Parveen Dhaliwal in Vermont South, VIC, AU on Houzz

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