To complement the expansive paving and style of the house, a semi-formal planting scheme was implemented.
The biggest challenge in building this garden was the poor site conditions including inadequate drainage and badly degraded soil. This was overcome by meticulous site preparation which included removing a large amount of clay soil, installation of sub surface drainage, as well as adding a rich organic garden bed soil.
A traditional semi-formal planting scheme was implemented which included extensive planting of the Buxus sempervirens English Box Hedge as formal hedge, which was complimented with a planting of Ficus macrocarpa ‘Hillii’ Standard Fig Trees and Fortunella margarita ‘Nagam’ Standard Cumquats and Gardenia radican.
A line of advanced specimens of Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’ Ornamental Pears, under-planted with Trachelospermum jasminoides Chinese Star Jasmine back onto the hardwood deck/pool area. The back garden consisted of a range of fruit and citrus trees as well as a large raised vegetable/herbs garden.