by Michelle Bailey
The garden of this Chandler home created by landscape designer Steven Clegg takes its cues from the modernist leanings of the architecture and the eucalypt surrounds of the leafy suburb.
The result is a place of sanctuary.
“Architect Yuri Stevens designed built-in planter boxes and freestanding podium planters which set the scene for a generous green injection,” Steven says. “A canal reflection pond wrapping around the entertaining court and house gives you that feeling of being at a resort.”
Plant species were chosen to recall a sense of nostalgia. “We chose a blend of plant species relating back to ’60s & ’70s modernist style gardens,” Steven says.
” These plant species give you that comfortable, easy gardening feel.”
[We combined these with] tough plant species which have proven to work and give high impact with less care required.” The strong lines of the architecture are reflected in the planting.
“Selected garden beds have been mass planted (with one species repeated over a large area) to create maximum impact and to establish a green anchor for the house,” Steven says. “Exotics are mixed with natives, producing visual interest with colour, form and texture.”