Dec 15 2009
About Eckersley Garden Architecture offers our clients a revitalised approach to creating a landscape. Merging experience and creativity, our passion is crafting a unique garden that invites you to enjoy your outdoor space. Iconic designer Rick Eckersley is joined by recent partners Scott Leung and Myles Broad to offer a wealth of knowledge in aesthetics and practical form.
Through our knowledge of design, sustainable gardening, horticulture and construction, E-GA takes the art of garden making to new levels. We work collaboratively to turn your brief into an individually tailored garden. Our approach is to bring sustainable and considered ideas to life in your garden. We understand how space and facility work together to create lifestyle and amenity. We recognise the importance of horticulture and its role within a garden. Integrating all the elements to create a unique garden is our expertise. Eckersley Garden Architecture is driven by all threads of the design process – there is no cookie cutter formula.
No longer a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ industry, garden making has matured and E-GA is at the forefront of that change. The garden industry is increasingly moving towards the concept of outdoor spaces becoming built forms. People’s expectations of gardens have changed too – from a simple appreciation of greenery in the backyard, to an understanding of outdoor lifestyle and all that a well designed outdoor space can offer.
Eckersley Garden Architecture receives commissions Australia wide and internationally. Our client base is as varied as our garden designs, ranging from small residential, through commercial multi residential, to country retreats. We also work closely with leading Australian architects to ensure a consolidated approach to design.
Designed by McBride Charles Ryan this house has an amazing, cutting edge shape and a pool near it. All that is placed on a quite small allotment but outdoor area is more than cool for such small space. Street frontage planting sets a casual but vibrant tone to the property. Flowering grasses soften and spill over level changes, curtains of deep green creeper cascade over stone clad walls and the brilliant lilac of Jacaranda bloom splashes a hit of colour against the somber tone of the building. Boundary walls and fences were draped with climbing plants to provide green backdrops to the texture pavements. Further layering was done by using espaliered plantings in front of the walls. The positioning and selection of trees was critical to allow ease of movement around the property and to avoid congestion at canopy height. The result of the architect’s work is a harmonious but sometimes surprising outdoor space with the cutting edge house.
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