Inner-City Courtyard

This garden won the Small Projects category of the New Zealand Insitute of Landscape Architects 2017 Pride of Place Awards and was featured in the July 2016 issue of NZ House and Garden Magazine. Located just off Wellington’s vibrant Cuba Street, the garden wraps around a new house by architect David Melling on a tight urban site. Staggered strips of concrete and bluestone provide a sculptural structure to the spaces while the informal native planting de-emphasises the the boundaries to create a soft, restful respite from the pace of the city. Varying lengths of bluestone are used to create a three dimensional fountain, over which water cascades providing a gentle aural counterpoint to the background hum of urban Wellington and play element for the client's grandchildren.