Brunswick Makeover 2021

Watch as we transform this Brunswick backyard from 🥱 to 😍 using slick lines, minimal upkeep, and user-friendly layout. Anyone else get a buzz from seeing a garden design develop from idea to a functional space? Here we remove unsightly elements of this garden and transform the space back to life with contemporary plant choices and interesting garden layouts. And come dusk, the garden lighting adds a welcoming sense of backyard calm. It's a welcoming addition for the owners who now spend a significant more time at home.

Two garden designs were provided to the client (Contemporary Linear #1 and Contemporary Organic #2). Straight lines on design #1 were chosen. Take a look at the image gallery below. Do you have a personal preference? 👀 

This garden design incorporates:

  • Weathertex 'Weathergroove' 150mm vertical groove cladding
  • Reclaimed paving brick paths
  • 3-tiered herb & vegetable gardens
  • Layered garden beds for visual interest
  • Plant selection (low maintenance with emphasis on texture & colour)
  • Corten steel garden edging
  • Complete excavation, ground levelling
  • Low wattage garden lighting
  • Buffalo lawn with pop-up irrigation
  • Construction of new paling fences, auto sliding gate
  • Oversize lightweight, durable feature planters

An extraordinary freestanding wall was constructed on site and positioned on the adjoining fence line to provide visual relief from the neighbouring unsightly wall. The wall forms a grounding focal point of this landscape. The vertically grooved Weathertex 'Weathergroove' cladding was used to complement the surrounding timber structures built on site.

A newly configured car space was high up on the family’s priority list for the landscape at the rear of the property. On completion, we added mood lighting to add a welcoming sense of security and ambience.

The brief? A dedicated rear entrance was also a must. Here we exit a shared historic cobble-stone laneway into a secluded, contemporary backyard via an effortless remote-controlled sliding gate.

A slightly contemporary offset path to the side of the home was designed to connect the new gardens & car space with the existing setting at the rear.  The reclaimed brick path add interest and warmth to the design.

The planting palette for this garden design was simple and understated. We chose to use Pyrus 'Capital' pear trees (ideal for screening), Dianella 'Cassa Blue', Grevillea 'Mt Tamboritha' groundcover, Acacia cognata 'limelight'.

We take such pleasure in watching our designs transform – and this project is no exception! We're loving with how the space is progressing and are so grateful to our clients for their trust. It’s a garden that we hope will bring them many years of use and tranquillity.

Ask us how we can add function and form to your garden in Melbourne or Kyneton by emailing us here.


Garden design & landscaping in Brunswick, Melbourne and Kyneton by Boodle Concepts.