Minimalist garden


Contemporary design


Palmerston North, New Zealand


Work in progress

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.

Get in touch

74 Hill Road, Belmont, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand

Phone +64 21 027 00100


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© 2016 by Catherine Rawnsley Garden Design


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