Cobalt Urban Garden

What was requested
The clients asked for: low maintenance (no lawn), a modern look, a water feature plus cobalt blue and pure white as colour themes. (The following year, the client asked that I do the front garden.)

Click any of the thumbnails below to see 'before', 'during' and 'after' pictures of this garden.

How it was achieved
First, the site was levelled, so that the garden did not slope toward the house. The pool for the water feature was fabricated by a company that normally makes kebab machines (at a much cheaper price than anticipated). The existing paving slabs were salvaged when it was discovered that their "wrong" side was much nicer than their "fake York" side; they were further enhanced with a power-wash. Small blue mosaic tiles are inlaid at the corners of some slabs, while blue glass chips were used to accent white gravel mulch.

Sleek, modern, made-to-order furniture combines stainless steel details with the required cobalt blue, while ceanothus, clematis, agapanthus and gentian provide the strong blues in the planting scheme.

Next Garden ->