Kohimarama Family Home

Before and After Photos

Clients brief was for a level front garden including patio and water feature, using easy care plants that give character and seasonal colour to the garden. The rear garden brief was for the children to be able to play on a flat lawn and for vegetables and fruit trees to provide nutrition for the family without encroaching on the space.

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Entry into garden overgrown and unwelcoming, addition of new gate and stepping stone path through garden.

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Sloping lawn and wild gardens, replaced with level lawn, raised garden and alfresco dining on patio.

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Difficult sloping lawn changed into a great family space for relaxation and play

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Overgrown, cluttered, sloping garden replaced with plastered concrete wall to retain leveled garden, highlighted with formal water feature and pavers set into dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon Nana)

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Upper end of garden closest to existing veranda, developed as a level patio area for bbq's and alfresco dining, links directly with the veranda and french doors to kitchen.

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New patio and steps to existing veranda, creats perfect indoor outdoor flow.

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Untidy shady corner revitalized with low timber retaining wall and pavers with mondo grass 

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Entrance into garden from driveway unpassable.   New plastered wall with eye catching water feature and white gate onto a level lawn make access much more pleasant.

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From overgrown garden to large outdoor patio with pergola

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Narrow barked access to back yard replaced with timber edged pea gravel path lined with edible Crab Apple trees, with Star jasmine used as ground cover for low maintenance.

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New curved retaining wall so rear garden is  level for childrens play.

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Step down to separate cottage retained and planted for privacy using Camelia hedge which will be clipped to shape.

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Looking back to the front garden from the new side path looks much more inviting once cleared and new pea gravel path in place.

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Sloping cobbled path to back deck replaced with level exposed aggregate path with concrete steps to new upper level.

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Large unusable sloping backyard terraced into three individual spaces, lower lawn for cottage, middle lawn for childrens play area, upper area paved for easy access to washline and vege garden. Previously children were never able to play here.

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Washline positioned on new upper level, designed for easy access from back of house, includes raised vege garden so herbs and salad greens easily harvested, fruit trees espeliered against trellis fence.

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Long lawn area needed a path as access from front and rear gardens, space utilized by planting edible Crab Apple trees for there beauty and nutrition.