Courtyard garden Redland with subtle Japanese atmosphere
The house in Redland was due to be renovated with the client wanting to create a courtyard garden that complimented the internal spaces. Two rooms would over look the space and so it was important to maintain year-round appearance whilst also building a highly practical space for the family including young children.
Cedar clad walls and a wall of glazing form two sides of the garden. The boundaries are a combination of corten weathering steel panels and vertical cedar fencing. A substantial cedar bench runs almost the entire width of the garden and is integrated with the raised planters. Beautiful, over sized, feature planters make a statement and add stature to the planting. A reflective water bowl sits amongst planting, water gently bubbles for a calming effect.
We drew on Japanese elements by including a white flowering cherry framed by the corten panels behind. The client really wished to include moss within the design so we decided to run a moss-like plant through the basalt paving as well as using evergreen ferns beneath the bench.