Cameron Paterson, Toorak

655 Toorak Rd. Toorak (2018)

Open Date
17-18 Nov. 2018
Garden Entry

Note: This garden was opened in 2018

When the owners purchased this property a couple of years ago the garden had a lot of unusable, tired, over grown spaces, with creeping ficus and ivy throughout, and areas that were far from their potential.

The property sits on a sloping tiered block so the garden was designed and installed in zones relevant to the conditions of each area. The brick front fence was stripped of its old heavy ficus. New life was given to the circular driveway entrance garden through the planting of perennials providing an ever changing and engaging space throughout the seasons.

The pool terraces contained significant palms which were under planted with Aloes and ferns to a create lush green space.  The kitchen garden terrace now contains espaliered citrus and an abundant herbaceous picking garden with soft flowering plants.

The lower terrace (overlooking the tennis court) has been transformed into a cool, tranquil place to sit on hot summer days. This area of the garden has been completely opened up and resurfaced with shade loving plants spilling out of garden beds.

For this active family, there is now no area of the garden that isn’t used and enjoyed.