Bellevue Hill – Hilltop Retreat

Bellevue Hill Garden Design – Multifunctional Family Retreat

The owners of this fantastic Belleview Hill property, designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects, wanted outdoor space for the whole family to enjoy. The brief was to improve the link between all areas of the garden and improve the flow throughout the property.

The existing kidney shaped pool was retained, providing an opportunity to follow the curves, guiding you down the sweeping stairs to the lower level and fire pit area. Sydney sandstone laid in a mix of styles wraps around you as you enjoy this secluded ‘nook’ to warm the cockles around the fire pit. We were able to take advantage of the steep gradient to tier the garden beds, offering a close up view of the plants as they to follow you down to the lower level.

The planting scheme combines a range of styles to create a dynamic mix of contrasting colours and textures throughout. The Growing Rooms team installed ‘Slender Weaver’ bamboo for screening along the rear boundary with diverse layered planting in the foreground. Different shades of blue, green and grey move around the property interlinking each garden bed and level change.

The front garden presents a change of scenery, with the limited light levels creating the perfect habitat for shade loving tropicals. Acer palmatum creates a textural contrast against the bold leaves of Spathiphyllum ‘Sensation’ and Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’ whilst providing a focal point as you open the front door.

The elevated westerly aspect gives a truly magnificent outlook over city, especially during the evening hours. The city lights twinkle away in the background while the garden lighting pays particular attention to the feature plants, in particular the stars of the show, the Draceana draco’s.

BRONZE AWARD: 2019 Landscape Excellence Awards: Residential Design & Construction over $75K