Need help to plant out outdoor area & create an entertaining space
July 7, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I have a beautiful sunny patio area with a recently installed open fire and - backing onto the area is a lawn stretching either side to the front & rear of the flat section.
The section is fenced & has NO trees planted what so ever yet - it is a new house.
Location, lawn is on sunny side of the house- buy also gets prevailing wind which the location is VERY prone to high wind.
My dilemma -
1. Creating an outdoor entertaining area around the fireplace with a flow to the formal garden, to be sheltered & private, formal with a focal point. Trees, plants/privacy hedge, pergolas have been running through my mind but don't know where to start.
I looove thuja occidentalis smaragd (Emerald Green) & Leightons Green trees & have planted thuja occidentalis beside driveway. Also - box hedging-topiary.

2. Planting the garden to create a sheltered and private section, formal styled gardens around the edge with a focal point, but plenty of lawn to play.
Please help.
I am in Wellington New Zealand. It is mid winter & need inspiration.
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on the landscape plan - The road frontage is the left hand curved side & the black rectangle is the position of the outdoor fire.
July 7, 2014 at 2:08AM   
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You have a good start with the photos in your ideabooks.
July 7, 2014 at 5:06AM   
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A landscape designer could really help you with this project.
July 7, 2014 at 10:15AM   
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