Outdoor Design Idea by Eckersley Garden Architecture – Living Out

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This outdoor space garden – Living Out is desinged by Eckersley Garden Architecture which is an Australian owned company specializing in garden design. Take a look at this outdoor design idea, get inspired to tackle your garden or outdoor area.

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This garden is made up of a series of intimate, walled courtyards. Strongly architectural garden elements are softened by naturalistic plantings which lend the garden a casual lived in feel. The front entrance features a rounded steel pergola which floats over a heavily textured and patterned pavement. Verdant plantings separate this entrance from a pergola covered parking area to one side and a walled courtyard to the other. Breaks within the planting provide access and also give a sense of depth and discovery to the garden by restricting the vistas.

The main courtyard is bound by the house on three sides and is connected to the garden by a lofty steel pergola. Deciduous creepers run along wires on the pergola to form a shady canopy during summer and bare their branches through winter to let the sun back through. Jacaranda trees work their way through the steel beams to add a profusion of purple flowers to the leafy canopy. At ground level the planting is a simple blend of flowering grasses and shrubs which bleed through areas of hard surface and divide the space to designated areas for recreation, relaxation and entertainment.

The focal point of the main courtyard is a walled reflective pond dotted with designer ‘Balloon lights’. Mosaic pebble swirls installed by a local artist echo the shapes of these lights. In the centre of the courtyard, a round spa, lined with a the same pebble finish sits amongst flags of stone with planting that runs right up to the water’s edge. – from Eckersley Garden Architecture

Visit Eckersley Garden Architecture website for more details about their outdoor design idea.

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