This stately Victorian era mansion sits on a corner block with a generous front garden. The garden design demanded a measured response that echoes the restrained grandeur of the period.
An over scaled flagstone path leads purposefully through the garden, creating vistas through arbours and directing the eye to various focal points and destinations within the space. An over scaled pair of bronze chimpanzee hands by Melbourne sculptor Lisa Roet is the centrepiece of the garden.
The planting palette of this garden is simple, green and seasonal, giving the garden an easy woodland feel. Repetitive tapestry plantings of Purple and White Liriope intermingle with emergent perennials like Sedum, Salivia, Clivea and Liliums. Narrow Tulip Trees and Fern Leafed Maples push up through old world plant combinations of Hydrangea, Clivea and Japanese Quince.
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