Minimalist garden

WHAT

Contemporary design

WHERE

Palmerston North, New Zealand

WHEN

2015 - 2016

This garden was originally a concrete patio with shrubs bordering the property. The owners wanted a contemporary design, including shelter from the strong winds that swept across the garden and prevented them from enjoying their outdoor space.

 

Hedging to shelter the existing patio has been added, along with a patio on the leeward side of the house. The planting beds have been created in Interesting shapes in order to add structure and to help the unusually shaped borders integrate with the house.

Planting for a new terrace off the side of the house is currently being developed.

View from boundary
View from boundary

This view of the garden shows the interesting shape of the garden border, which frames the rear terrace before widening into the open lawn beyond. Planting is minimalist and contemporary.

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Shelter and colour for BBQ terrace
Shelter and colour for BBQ terrace

Garden beds by the terrace allow for vibrant seasonal planting to be added by the client, to be enjoyed on a sunny day beneath the sun umbrella. A new laurel hedge will provide shelter from the strong Nor'wester.

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Masterplan
Masterplan

Masterplan of the garden showing the new structure, including a double layer of shelter hedging - holm oaks and laurel.

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View from boundary
View from boundary

This view of the garden shows the interesting shape of the garden border, which frames the rear terrace before widening into the open lawn beyond. Planting is minimalist and contemporary.

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