Utilising landscaping to link the old and the new.


Client: Steve and Lael

Suburb: Wandin

Project: Stone walls, random bluestone paving, brick edging, strip grates and exposed concrete driveway and paths.

Duration: 4 weeks

Scope: Unify older character Tudor syle home with new colorbond barn shed.



Hawthorn East exposed

Client: Natalie and Dean

‘We’re more than happy with the process, communication, attention to detail, value and most importantly, the RESULT! We not only recommend Southern Rainforest for your garden, but strongly insist you get a quote for your Landscaping needs.’

Suburb: Hawthorn East

Project: Front and back garden

Duration: 8 weeks

Scope: Install exposed aggregate concrete drive and pathways, drainage, irrigation, planting and lighting.


Below: Started by removing old lawn, shrubs and driveway. IMG_5152102103104   Below: Concrete slab for shed base.105   Below: Installing paved edge.107106109110111   Below: Installing automated irrigation system.112   Below: Turf and plantings installed before concrete.113114   Below: First glimpse115116117   Below: Pouring front driveway.118   Below: Expansion cuts.119     Below: Starting to take shape.121122123125127128130131132133135136137138139140141142143144145146147 148

Child friendly garden

Client: Rachel & Andy

Suburb: Glen Iris

Project: Back garden

Duration: 7 weeks

Scope: Design a child friendly garden, with no steps, on a gently sloping block.

Process: Started  project by stockpiling topsoil.





Hardscaping of edging and paving completed.



Project was completed with the addition of irrigation, topsoil and instant turf, (clients completed mulching and planting).


Clinker wall and driveway


Clients: Anh & Danh

Suburb: Glen Iris

Project: Front garden

Duration: 8 weeks

Scope: Front brick retaining wall needed replacing and driveway needed widening to suit clients growing family.


After 50 years of weathering, retaining wall and driveway needed replacing.



20120830_173420As the clinker bricks are no longer in production they were cleaned and reused, this added character and matched house. Other additions were, paved driveway on concrete base, lighting, irrigation, instant turf, mulching and planting.






Balwyn front garden


Clients: Sally & Rob

Suburb: Balwyn

Project: Front garden

Duration: 4 – 5 weeks

Scope: Client’s had a very busy lifestyle and over 20 years had no time for their front garden. They requested a low maintenance garden and new driveway.



First glance, 20 years of growth


After vegetation was removed, shaping and excavation began.


Concrete base was then installed.


Then a 3 blend mix of clay pavers were selected. At the time it seemed too much, though as the photos display the 3 blend  creates a striking appearance.


Paving complete, now time for planting.

Project complete and clients happy.