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ormed by Lorna Barnett and Cathy Cocks in
1997, Haughty Culture began life as a retail
showcase for exterior design.
Unique outdoor decorator items were the main
feature of the Mt Lawley and Subiaco stores until
2004 when Lorna and Cathy decided to focus
solely on garden design and landscaping.
Because Haughty Culture is not tied to a
signature style, it never creates two identical
gardens. Fresh and creative ideas ensure an
individual result for every project.
Drawing on 13 years of industry experience,
the company is adept at creating a sense of
spaciousness in its landscapes, while maximising
the use of greenery.
Over the years, Haughty Culture’s excellence
has been recognised with several awards,
including Best Show Garden at the 2005 Perth
Garden Week and Best New Product in 2010.
The company was also a finalist in the 2010
Landscape Industries Association of Western
Australia Awards of Excellence.
There was no shortage of ideas in the brief for this
project. The clients requested all the elements of a
contemporary garden, including a pool and lounge
area, large alfresco space with outdoor kitchen,
and an outdoor shower and toilet. They were also
after a parking space that was level with the rear
laneway, plus a spacious lawn and garden to keep
four children and the family dog occupied.
For Haughty Culture, the greatest challenge
was accommodating all these features on a small,
sloping site. The solution was to turn the difficulty
into an advantage – a window was installed into
the side of the pool, creating a striking visual
centrepiece where the ground drops a level.
A practical feature is the parking area, which
doubles as a lounge space by the pool, while
multi-layered and textured planting provides
The overall look is lush and modern, yet easy
to care for. The design’s simplicity means it will
adapt well to the clients’ large and growing family.
Individual clients deserve an individual garden – that’s the
ethos behind this successful landscape design company
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