BalmainContemporary Patio, Sydney
This small courtyard is a carefully designed combination of materials that allows the new and old structures to sit comfortably together and brings the whole garden up to date. The cedar bench top provides warmth to the outdoor space which is dominated by the restrained colours of the walls and flooring. While the consistent mid green colour of the planting provides structure to this garden the combination of varying leaf shapes and textures provides depth and interest.
An offset layout to the bench seating allows for depth in the garden whilst the introduction of screen planting creates privacy. The result is a calming and relaxed garden in an urban setting.
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Key plants usedSlender weavers bamboo (Bambusa textilis gracilis).Tiger grass (Thysanolaena maxima).Giant strelitzia (Strelitzia nicolai).Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata).Dragon tree (Dracaena draco).Giant bromeliad (Alacantarea imperialis).Your turnWhich of these three small alfresco areas impresses you the most? Tell us in the Comments below, like this story and save the images for inspiration. Go on, join the conversation.MoreWant more garden design advice? Don’t miss Garden Lighting: 13 Must-Know Tips to Get it Right
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