English country style garden

WHAT

Contemporary design

WHERE

Wellington, New Zealand

WHEN

2019

We redesigned this small front garden in Khandallah when the house was being renovated. We put in a new gate and fence along with a circular themed path and small dining terrace.
The planting was done in autumn 2019 and is filled with colourful flowers and wildlife now that it's summer. Plants include carex grasses, box, hellebores, catmint, ceanothus, roses, stachys, salvias, penstemons, and alliums. The box will be shaped into spheres once it’s a bit bigger.
The (still very small) specimen trees include crabapple and forest pansy. We retained the exiting mature magnolia tree but everything else in the garden is new.
The colour palette is predominantly green, silver, dark pink and purple.

The summer garden
The summer garden

Penstemons and hydrangeas

The summer garden
The summer garden

Alliums add vertical interest

The garden before it was redesigned
The garden before it was redesigned

The summer garden
The summer garden

Penstemons and hydrangeas

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