Elements of the Garden

'The creating of a garden is second only in importance to the building of a house' – Robert Hadden.

Many things have influenced garden style through the times, the gardens and gardeners of the goldfields planted productive crops of fruit and vegetables. Victorian times introduced geometric flower beds set out in well manicured lawns,the Interwar period was dominated by sparseness and the planting of shrubs such as Camellia, Crepe Myrtle and Prunus or the backyard provided the necessities for living such as wells, stables, and in more contemporary times the garage.

Garden styles are created around the architectural style of the house and are reflected by the owner's individual taste, cultural background and fashions in garden style and plants at the time.