Daily Garden: Sydney Modern

modern garden by sydney australia metropolis landscapes

modern garden by sydney australia metropolis landscapes

modern garden by sydney australia metropolis landscapes

Design by Sydney Australia based Metropolis Landscapes.   I like the grid planting detail in the paving but I am not sure I love the furniture and the styling, maybe something more substantial would look better and some cushions would make the awesome bench more inviting.  What do you think?

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Shellene on January 27, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I would have to agree with you. The bench tends to dominate the space in my eye and seems slightly out of scale. The flooring is beautiful and the grid design helps to soften the tile and identify separate spaces, overall i like it!

  2. Joseph Tychonievich on January 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    The grid is super cool — but the pieces don’t seem to go together. Great stuff — poor design.

  3. Jacqui on January 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I agree, although imagining the garden after some filling in takes away some of the scale and lushness problems for me.

    I think the grid is a bit confusing. The point of modern minimalism to me is that it’s stripped-down line, texture and utility, so when design elements are thrown in that seem to have no purpose, even if they have clean lines, they really look out of place.

  4. Claire on January 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I think the seat for the timber bench should have been lower. It looks about 700mm high. 400mm would have been less obtrusive. The back rest could have been longer then too, more comfortable and less chunky looking. I like the way that the decked area is flush with the paving and seems to cantilever into the garden bed. The repetition of the timber in the bench, deck and handrails ties everything together well.

  5. Stevie on January 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Totally agree. I have put in square pavers with interplanted groundcovers as my patio – so I love that look. But the bench is too big and I’m missing the warmth and movement of plantings. Perhaps some tall grasses around the perimeter?

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