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Dover Heights

Our clients live in a highly exposed position on the cliffs of Dover Heights which receive fierce winds. Planting for their back and side garden areas needed to be particularly hardy. The wanted a low maintenance garden that could also accommodate their many family and friends.


To incorporate a defined structure to the garden, we included a zig zag style retaining wall, inspired by renowned Modernist Landscape Architect Thomas Church, which can double as extra seating. We incorporated Millboard (artificial timber) decking along the front and top of the wall, to extend the decking into the garden area and incorporated large Cor-ten steel planters to add extra layering and dramatic effect. Plants include a range of succulents and local, hardy plants, with primarily blue/grey foliage, which complements their vibrant outdoor dining table. 

Design Inspiration - Modernist Landscape Architect Thomas Church

"Deb was fantastic to work with from start to finish, she really made what could be a stressful part of a house build, stress free. Her garden design was so carefully thought out, it was creative and practical, making use of all the space available. She has such attention to detail. Deb had so much passion for our garden as if it was her own. We are extremely happy with the end result and I would highly recommend her service to anyone."

- Carole
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