Ben McDonald, Sorrento

187 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento (2016)

Open Date
12 & 13 November 2016
Garden Entry

Note: This garden was opened in 2016

When the late George Raymond approached us to help with the construction of his garden renovation at his Sorrento beach house, George and Jan already had a clear idea of what they wanted to create.

My role as the landscape gardener/ designer was to help them achieve that vision.

The beach house slowly evolved into a much loved and practical cottage garden, with alfresco dining area combined with a George inspired pizza oven, recycled timber dining table, olive grove, shared tennis court and a tree swing to challenge the most daring of grandchildren, a flowing stone stepped pathway boarded by native plants and meticulously topiaried lavenders and cleverly pruned enormous cypress tree that makes the Raymonds beach house not only a land mark in the Sorrento area but a regular sight seeing stop for many garden appreciators.