The brief for this garden was to create an oasis. This young family who live in a bustling suburb wanted to be transported to a peaceful secluded oasis in their inner city yard.

To do this Normark created a lush environment with lots of foliage and an ornamental grape vine trained around the pergola.  The functionality of the vine provides shade in summer to the outdoor entertaining area but to the inside kitchen and lounge area as well. A retractable awning was also installed to provide additional cover protecting against rain and sun.

Screening was provided in the form of magnolia trees planted along the side and bamboo at the back to enclose the space. The driveway with exposed aggregate concrete and strips of bluestone paving make a great entrance to the property. The timber fence provides privacy and security with a hidden locked gate.

“Normark have given us the oasis we had hoped for. With limited space they had a big task on their hands but they managed to meet all our needs; security, privacy, storage, lush, grass for the little ones and low maintenance. Best of all have they have extended our living space as we do most of our entertaining here. It’s been several years since Normark did our landscaping and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”

– Danny, Footscray