Yearly Archives: 2014

Lawn Oasis

  “Turn an existing, tired garden into a lawn oasis”. A simple brief and a relatively simple project for this urban Katikati property which featured no lawn at all. It is often the simple designs which prove to be the greatest transformations and this was no exception. A virtual ‘lawn island’ forms the centrepiece of the new garden with a flagstone patio and brick paver mowing strips adding a solid definition to the space. The planting scheme is mainly native hybrids Read more ›

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Bold is Beautiful

‘Bold’ was the key phrase for this coastal property. The owners, a busy couple with a rapidly growing business as well as a popular accommodation wing, were all about impact when it came to creating a landscape to compliment their architecturally redesigned home. Being a large, tall house on a narrow site, the challenge for designer Josh was to keep a balance and scale to the landscape so that neither element dominated the other. The resulting concept really met the Read more ›

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Freedom Village

Another commercial project in 2013 – Freedom Village Papamoa. The owners expressed a desire here to create a sense of permanence with the use of timeless materials such as stone and weathered timber whilst also presenting a contemporary, modern style. The Entire street entrance, seating area, fencing and planting scheme was designed by Josh and he married together beautifully two bold mediums in Blue Basalt and Macrocarpa with accents in the form of corten steel signage and stone set street crossings. A simple coastal planting Read more ›

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