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stablished in 1988, The Terrace Gardener
is a retail garden outlet, and garden-
design and installation company. The
company offers a complete landscaping
package, with design and installation, as well as
a wide range of items in the showroom.
The Terrace Gardener imports an extensive
collection of authentic, traditional and
contemporary pots and planters from France
and Italy. The company is also the sole WA
importer and distributor of the Italian garden
furniture and pot company Serralunga’s ‘Living
Des Barbera of The Terrace Gardener was asked to
create a parterre garden with lots of roses.
The area was blessed with a magnificent
jacaranda and an overhanging peppermint tree
from next door. Des based the garden around
three central squares of Japanese box hedges
with internal circles and reverse-circle segments,
creating an off-setting symmetry. Central to each
square is an Anduze vase planted with perennials.
The David Austin rose Ambridge Rose encircles
the urn in the middle square. In the outer squares,
balled box hedges fill in the reverse-circle
segments. Surrounding these parterre squares are
beds of iceberg roses edged in box, with alcoves
for garden benching. The pathways are made from
compacted rock fines.
A Romanesque columnar walkway links the
house to a rear alfresco area. David Austin’s
Abraham Derby is planted to adorn each column.
The pool area has a backdrop of leafy boston ivy
to cover a large wall behind a Pan sculpture, with
balled box in Anduze vases lining the walkway.
To create a garden of roses and box that thrives in
Perth’s harsh climate and restricted watering days,
Des gives great attention to the soil structure and its
watering. Soils must retain moisture and loam-
based landscaping mixes or loam and clay-based
amendments are good for this purpose. Watering
must be efficient, directly targeting the root zone
and not blowing away in the wind.
The garden is furnished with items from
Serralunga, where contemporary design references
the traditional. This garden shows how well the
two forms, from the past and present, seamlessly
integrate to create a freshness to satisfy today’s
architecture, while retaining the romance of the
parterre rose garden.
The Terrace Gardener LANDSCAPE DESIGN
The Terrace Gardener
129a Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith
Phone (08) 9386 4499
We b www.terracegardener.com.au
Serralunga Cone Pot.
Seating provided by Serralunga Giulietta benches..
Serralunga Banquété table with La Regista chairs.
Serralunga Loop seat.
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