PROJECTS

Canon Project
Canon Project

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Canon Project
Canon Project

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Canon Project
Canon Project

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Canon Project
Canon Project

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SUPERIOR LIVING

The Design and planning stages of our Canon Project involved balancing both hard and soft scapes to harmonise the entirety of the garden.
Incorporating elegant tropical plantings, we included; Bird of Paradise Nicolai, Fox tail Agave, Cycad Revoluta and Agave Americana. Our complementary plantings included dense green Hinterland Gold's, Blue fescue grass, Flat mat star jasmine,
fountain grass, mondo grass and liriope.

The front of the display shows off our large raised feature pot on a bed of pine mulch, form boss edge and filled mondo grass. Contrasting against the stark white pot, our Cycad sits tall within the pot, handsomely.  The garden is divided into 4 seperate, accessible and enjoyable spaces. The north side of the home lives our long corridor of pavers and circular stone pebbles, concrete stepper, underplanted mondo to divide steppers and trained star jasmine along the fence line. The star jasmine will mature over time to create a tall dense green and white flowering wall, that can be viewed from the large glass window that frames this spaces so elegantly.

The back garden consists of thick Kikuyu turf, steel edged garden beds and mass tropical plantings. The colour bond fence is covered with rio mesh cut to size and trained star jasmine to again create a dense thick wall of green and white flowers as you gaze out into the garden from the home. The south side of the home that will heavily gain a lot of shade, lives more large concrete steppers with mondo grass dividing each elongating stepper. A steel edge garden of mature Hinterland Gold Lilly pillys , lines the fence line to offset the hardscaping of the concrete area and densely lush up with texture, greenery and poise. 


GILCHRIST
GILCHRIST

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GILCHRIST
GILCHRIST

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GILCHRIST
GILCHRIST

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GILCHRIST
GILCHRIST

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GILCHRIST HOMES

Designing and constructing the two Gilchrist display homes in Avalon Park, Baranduda, was such an exciting process. From the initial consultation with the Gilchrist team, design phases, plantings and construction, we were blown away with their unique and bespoke craftsmanship of their homes that aligned so neatly with our creation for their outdoor spaces.

The two displays yield a modern take on an inspired urban 'Palm Springs' edge, that incorporates threads of dense leafy greens, crisp whites and warm tones as our Vitis Coignetiae's changes colour in the autumn and springtime. 


ASHGROVE - Our Euphorbia Ammak Cacti is an incredible feature and art piece in its own right. Contrasting intensely against the black cladding, the Euphorbia encapsulates a tall physique, adding foregrounding height and texture against the planter boxes and low lying English Lavender and Agave Americana. Deep toned steel edging neatly composes our front garden bed to border and compose the front facade. At the rear of the display, thick Kikuyu and a dense row of Hinterland Gold's barricade the border of the home grounds, allowing for the buyer to add any personal features to the backyard. The alfresco is framed by a gorgeous thick panelled framed arbour that supports our structured lateral wire, home to our Vitis coignetiae. The climber is trained to crawl across and gain density and height that will mature to create a thick dense leafy wall.


MOSMAN-  At first glance you are welcomed by a fringe of draped casuarina glauca, that sits elegantly at the top of the frame of the home, softened against the cladded timber and dark grey roofing.

The textual combinations within the facade and the architecture of the home are a stand out 'art piece' of this display.

Underplanted by combinations of english lavender, lomandra, variegated desmetiana agave and westringia, this display is complemented by subtle greens that compose the balance and depth from the roof fringe, down. The bright white stones act as a bedding canvas that will allow for the growth of each plant to be distinctively noticed for its own qualities and beauty. The climbing crimson glory will continue to soften the black framed facade and contrast gorgeously throughout each season, adding foliage, depth and texture. 

At the rear of the display, large concrete stepper pads add a texture and division between the alfresco and the lawned area. underplanted with deep green mondo, the steppers are softened and act as an additional focal point in the yard. Framed by large thick black steel arbours, our crimson glory climber is found crawling its path up the frame, providing symmetry with the arbour frame at the front of the display. Clean steel edging frames the yard space with Hinterland Gold's bordering the rear. The short side of the home does not need to be a wasted space, we have incorporated an alfresco yard that is situated to the right of the master bedroom, that leads to sliding doors. Allowing users to make use of a coffee or wine space amongst maples, hydrandeas, a lemon tree and gorgeous liriope. 


Huge thank you to  Three Fold Studio for capturing the essence and life of the two creations. 

BOWNA PARK
BOWNA PARK

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BOWNA PARK
BOWNA PARK

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BOWNA PARK
BOWNA PARK

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BOWNA PARK
BOWNA PARK

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BOWNA PARK

Our 'Bowna Park' project was such a delight to create. It's no secret we rejoice when we get to dapple deeply into designing and constructing formal gardens. The client's vision was to have two separate spaces - front and back courtyard, that not only welcomed its visitors with elegance and sophistication but a space that would create a tranquil ambience. This project does just that.


When creating formal spaces, it's integral to meticulously design geometric shapes such as, squares, rectangles, linear lines and spherical shapes that work in harmony with dense leafy plants and shrubs. Formal gardens, depending on the scale, will feature one or multiple focal points within the garden as you experience each space. Our team at ALG, crafted large concrete steppers to elongate the front and back entry courtyards, crafting the bone structure for our formal garden. 


The two garden spaces were underplanted with green mondo grass, black mondo grass, box hedge, nankin lemon lime, loropetalum and the delicious aromatics of star jasmine. Our bubbling urn contrasts stunningly with the copper tones lifting from the greenery.

The Acer Palmatum 'Sango Kaku', sits snug against the red brick and the geometric composition of the Buxus sempervirens Balls add height, sophistication and elegance to the space.

The back courtyard features a mature, bold weeping cherry, underplanted with crisp white cyclamens.

Repeating the planting in both areas creates the formal sense of symmetry throughout the spaces collectively. 


Lastly, a finely pebbled path way of 'Kiera gold', assists with the removal of any water close to the house whilst tying the areas to the side of the house neatly.  'Bowna Park' was completed with an automated irrigation system, customised to the climate and plantings of the project.  


Formal gardens bleed the evergreen beauty of their dense greens whilst our seasonal 'Sango Kaku' and weeping cherry offer the changing of the leaves to delight in. What a scrumptious combination 'Bowna Park' exhibits. 

Fenchurch
Fenchurch

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Fenchurch
Fenchurch

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Fenchurch
Fenchurch

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Fenchurch
Fenchurch

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FENCHURCH

Our Fenchurch project encapsulated elegance and practicality. As a large family home, ALG was entrusted the project of creating usable, liveable and entertaining spaces that hug the central point of a family tennis court arena. 

When designing the Fenchurch sketches, it was integral to create harmony and certain focal pieces within each space to be enjoyed and appreciated.
Running adjacent to the tennis court consists of two seperate garden beds, drawing the eye down the turfed lawn where our spherical sculpture is featured. Local Blacksmith Artist, Mr Simon Pankhurst, cleverly designed and created this integral piece that offers vertical height, texture and is the heart of this section.  This section consists of the following compositional varieties; Kikuyu turf, steel edging, Hinterland Gold Lily Pilly's, Magnolia Teddy Bears and pine mulch. 

Guiding the foot into the tennis arena we situated several large mud steppers that offer functionality whilst aesthetically tying the sections together and creating a consistent harmony within the space using earthy tones and textures. 

The front garden bed leading up to the turfed area, is densely planted with Silver-falls and  lavender that overtime will mature and mass out the cascading front slop.  Wrapping neatly around the back and side of the tennis court, our Hinterland Gold Lilly Pilly's create vertical height and dense green 'wall' that will offer a stunning hedge and soften the hardscaping of the court.