City BeachContemporary Garden, Perth
Looking for a unique garden that embraced the harsh location and unique architectural characteristics of the contemporary home, the owner employed the expertise of Tim Davies and Levi Carter of Tim Davies Landscaping to design and build this stunning landscape.
Being in close proximity to the coast, the planting palette needed to be closely considered to create a landscape that would be able to withstand the conditions. The client was determined to have a mature finish to the garden. In order to achieve this, Tim and Levi sourced a range of mature trees from around the state that were suitable for relocation. These species included Poinciana, Olive, Frangipani and Magnolia trees. Custom ornamentation also creates focal points throughout, while large graphite granite bowls and a custom solid granite planter alongside the pool work to tie the spaces together.
This minimal, contemporary design by Tim Davies Landscaping combines high-quality finishes with mature, lush planting to create habitable spaces that work aesthetically.
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Bestall adds that the second, decorative layer of lighting could include uplighting trees, such as multi-stem and pleached varieties, back-lighting strong topiary shapes, and ‘washing’ lighting over steps, driveways and paths.“It’s really important not to overdo it, as less is more in many instances,” says John Davies of John Davies Landscape. “However, light the space evenly, taking care not to create black holes between highlights.”“Garden lighting is as much about what you don’t light as what you do,” says Bestall. “In an open country garden, for example, we never illuminate boundaries, as it makes the garden appear smaller. Also, if you can’t figure out where your land ends, it adds a sense of mystery to the scheme.”
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- Avoid glary downlightMint:Also, using glary downlights outside is just awful – they’re bad enough indoors, but outside with a dark sky behind, the contrast is so strong that they’re blinding. Get it right by lighting up “What you want to see” and lights walls and ceilings – reflected light is far more peaceful than bright downlights.