Friday, March 13, 2009

Display Home Gardens

This week I visited some display home gardens we were involved with in Hammond Park ( 24km south of Perth ). These were designed and constructed by WF Landscape Industries, a landscaping company who enlists my services to draft their landscape plans. I like to see how these gardens turn out because they are always of such high quality.

Paul Stacey hand picks the plant stock to give these gardens an instant effect. This is essential for display gardens as there is little time for plant growth before they are open to the public. The feature plants in this photo are a Dragon Tree ( foreground ) and Yucca ' Creme Ridge ' ( background )
Pictured above is the rear Alfresco Area with surrounding garden beyond. There is a slight step down from the decked area onto the lawn.

Three potted Red Cordylines form the backdrop to this outdoor dining suite. The pots have a sandblasted brick texture.

This is another garden by the same landscaper in the Hammond Park display village. We used alternating planting and paving strips to create a bold look to suit this modern home design.
A timber deck leads up to the front door under the front portico with grasses on both sides.

A rendered brick planter box with built in timber bench seats in the backyard. Feature paving strips through the lawn area create interest and draw the eye into the garden. This also reduces the overall area of lawn both physically and visually.
Each paving strip ends with a Feature Shrub - Yucca elephantipes. Stay tuned for some more display home gardens on this blog in the near future. They're great places to visit for interior and exterior design ideas. This display village is located on Macquarie Boulevard, Hammond Park.


  1. It is good for instant gardening but just too structured and straight lined for my personal taste. I can see where there would be a market for it though.

  2. I like Cordyline and Yucca, they give a tropical look and a vertical effect. The houses and gardens look like some of those from the Architectual Digest, one of my favorite magazines. Nice, Claire!

  3. WoW! What a high energy garden. The grass and horizontal concrete strips do much to keep it in balance.

  4. Wow! that is definitely stunning. The landscaping company did a really good job. Love it!