A loose arrangement that includes canna lilies, hydrangeas, acanthus and hippeastrum creates a relaxed contrast to the more formal clipped topiary beyond.
Cinder paths weave through the front garden between beds stocked with orangey-red hippeastrum and variegated flax, edged in mossy bricks and box.
Making an entrance
Twin sandstone planters, home to a pair of rare Wollemi pines, flank the front steps.
A graceful stone statue is the centrepiece in the smaller of the garden’s two ponds. Beyond, a feathery Japanese maple brings year-round colour.
A selection of standard and bush roses introduces both scent and colour to the side entry, accessed through an arch shrouded in fragrant star jasmine.
A new addition to the rear of the house, the courtyard is enclosed by a drystone wall, fencing installed by Bill’s company, Bill Gibson Fencing, and a stand of tall bamboo. The outdoor table setting is from Bunnings.