The derelict garden of a newly renovated timber bungalow, originally built in 1909 as part of Cottesloe’s early diaries, was given a beautiful new lease on life by multi-award winning boutique landscaping company Springgreen Landscapes.
The large block, 929 square metres, required a front garden to complement the fresh, bungalow style weatherboard facade of the house and a more contemporary back garden, complete with alfresco and barbeque area, to suite the modern design of the home’s rear extension. Working closely with the architect and client, founder of Springgreen Landscapes Jean Clément Printemps delivered the child-friendly, low maintenance Mediterranean feel garden the owner wanted and was awarded the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) Gold Award and Best in Category for Residential Landscape Design over 150sqm for this outstanding transformation.
As the block is close to the ocean, Mediterranean, mixed with some coastal native species were a perfect choice to create hardy, salt-resistant foliage with interesting contrasts in colour and texture. Around the pool area privacy was addressed with tall shrubs softened with a mix of lower shrubs and fruitless trees to add varying heights to the garden.