The front garden is a gesture to the original ‘cottage’ garden, but with a hint of the contemporary due to the architectural extension at the rear of the home.


The existing large palm tree has been retained, creating an impressive central feature which allows a curved bluestone entrance path to the front door. All opportunities to maximise usage of the space were explored, including a seating alcove and a shaded southern courtyard that can be accessed from the master bedroom.

The design of the rear garden focuses on entertaining & family. The outdoor dining, kitchen and deck area floats above the lawn below, with the feature Acacia tree creating a riot of yellow in spring. Continuous stone tiling to the pool façade with a water trough, provide an elegant solution to the elevated pool which is softened by the floating papyrus. The back of the rear garden supports the family enthusiasm for a productive garden & orchard, complete with chickens.



  • 2018 - AILA SA Landscape Architecture Award (Gardens)

Photography by Sam Noonan

  • Location: Maylands SA
  • Project: Landscape Design
  • Collaborators: Troppo Architects, Enoki Design, Summit Landscapes, Eco Outdoor & Elite Pools