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Garden Design Fest 2014

November 13th 2014

The biannual event, Garden Design Fest, is on again this year on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November. A great event for a worthwhile cause, all money raised goes towards Rotary’s selected charities. This year we have our Camberwell garden open.

Ben was commissioned to design a front garden that would complement the existing double fronted Victorian façade and a back garden that would be sympathetic to the contemporary renovation to the rear of the residence.

The front garden design was essentially directed by the two large established Liquidambar and American Maple trees. Ben has designed a free flowing front garden with a very large palette of plant species including woodland plantings, herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses.

The rear garden is much more structured and pared back to blend seamlessly with the contemporary architecturally designed rear of the residence. The back garden includes: an alfresco area off the back of the house with a bluestone paved terrace, an outdoor fireplace, built-in bbq, built-in seating; peripheral screening plantings with Bamboo & pleached evergreen trees; a kitchen garden; feature contemporary outdoor sculpture; and a large area of lawn.

The garden was constructed and is currently maintained to the highest standards by Simon McCurdy Landscapes.

We hope to see you there!