Sanctuary Circle, Cowaramup

It is always exciting working with a brand new home; especially one nestled in stunning Cowaramup with everything to offer including picturesque backdrops. It is amazing what we can achieve with a blank canvas and the skill of creative design.

In this case, my team was able to achieve shapes and colours using native planting and locally sourced granite boulders, which lead the eye to the home entrance. This localised approach creates a grounded and welcoming atmosphere; one of the reasons why people love to move to the southwest.

As you step out onto the rear deck, the open lawn areas are a breath of fresh air with surrounding forest views. These are cleverly linked by a strip of grass for easy maintenance, which also acts as a welcome mat to the central pathway.

Sanctuary Circle, Cowaramup

Red decomposed granite defines the walkways through the garden, tying the various elements together. To the left is a circular fire pit area with colourful planting in the surrounding garden beds. Skillfully shaped Corten edging defines the spectacular round shape. Further on is the fruit orchard with a mixture of citrus trees that lead the eye up to the gum tree panorama behind.

Off to the right hand side a row of rosemary boarders the lawn giving way to the quintessential ‘down south’ veggie garden. Three, raised Jarrah beds will provide easy access to the produce. Mesh trellising frames the area and provides a sturdy support for edible vines. This also screens the rear access gate to where the path playfully winds.

With children moving in, the nature play area is a fun addition to the side of the house. Organic, decomposed granite shapes give access through diverse planting. A large log, rounds and boulder offer interest and interactive features.