An award-winning country garden that is modern, functional and easy to maintain.
This award-winning garden in Panton Hill, Victoria is modern, functional, easy to maintain, and the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Completed in 2012 and designed and constructed by PTA Landscapes, the country garden features low maintenance entertaining spaces that blend seamlessly with the wider surrounds.
The dwelling is set high on a slope and the brief was to incorporate the planned pool with the surrounds and make the area around the dwelling useable, whilst reducing the harsh slope and complementing the natural surrounds.
PTA Landscapes was responsible for the construction of the garden and landscaping, as well as the design, engineering, earthworks, drainage, exposed aggregate concrete, stone and gravel pavements, timber and paved staircases, pool surrounds, front entrance, gabion walls, rock work, timber screening, fixtures and furniture, garden bed works, irrigation, planting and seeding.
The garden is characterised by its seasonal appeal, and is a modern, functional and styled addition to the landscape. The key features of the project include functionality, the entrance, tiering, and the way it effortlessly complements the natural surrounds including the dam.
The project includes LED strip lighting under the floating hardwood stairs, a fire pit, and bollard lighting. The planting consists of native grasses, cycads, star jasmine, birds of paradise and planter boxes with feature plants for spring blooms. Floating native ironbark hardwood stairs provide a transition from alfresco to fire pit, while textured nonslip granite paving complements the natural pink sandstone in the walls of the house. The elevated decks provide platforms and steppers in the garden areas, with frameless glass pool fencing used to ensure views are not obstructed. Gabion baskets with hand placed granite rocks and block rendered walls were also built to transition between the tiers.
A water wise irrigation system was also incorporated into the design, with sprays watering the garden with water that is harvested directly from the onsite dam.
This project has been a huge winner for PTA Landscapes, taking out the Landscape Design (150m2), Hard Structures in the Landscape, and Residential Landscape (> $200,000) Awards at the 2013 Victorian Landscape Awards.

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