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Bayside Residential Garden Project

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Designed by Ian Barker Design

This stunning garden design was awarded first place at the 2017 Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards – ‘Residential Landscape Construction’ category.

The Ian Barker team was commissioned for a complete landscape make-over which involved designing very distinct styles for both the front and back gardens.

The front garden was treated with a traditional layout, encompassing bluestone paving and a soft, romantic perennial planting palette. This perfectly complements the architecture of the bayside heritage house. Buxus spheres, formal hedging and pleached trees create a structured backdrop for the perennials, and were included to give the overall garden a manicured look.

The rear garden was designed to be much more streamlined and contemporary to echo the strong architecture of the modern house extension. The planting beds focused more on foliage textures than flowers, while the Gingko trees helped to soften the overall space with their sculptural leaf shape. A striking feature wall of blue and green ceramic fish scale tiles was constructed to inject some serious ‘wow factor’ into the space.

It’s no surprise that the Ian Barker team love working on creative projects that allow collaboration between the architect, interior designer, builder and landscape designers. When all parties are detail-focused, the end result can be truly spectacular.

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