Water Stream Surrounded by Boulders and Lush Plants
Nature is one of the purest forms of beauty that exists. Capturing that beauty in a controlled environment requires a keen understanding of current and future conditions. The garden's design includes a manmade stream surrounded by boulders that blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
Manicured shrubs pair with vibrant, fuchsia blooms to frame a charming, English-inspired manor in Auckland, New Zealand. The home features a brick chimney and a black front door, both of which offer exceptional contrast to the white siding exterior.
Lights on either side of the path both increase visibility at night and showcase the yard's various trees and plants. In the distance, a compacted gravel circular patio will provide a private place to sit and reflect.
Flowers and greenery flourish among the nymphaeum's ruins, while stone staircases lead to the little chapel on the hill. As varied as their garden is, the owners always have a reason to explore its many different areas.
The property's terraced gardens were designed by Agnes Clark and feature flowering trees, rich green ivy and beautiful hydrangea bushes. A stone walkway winds through the space so that the owners can soak up the views without disturbing the plants.
A smooth stone walkway guides visitors over a bridge and towards a pavilion. Here, a dining table and custom kitchen give the owners room to entertain, while a fireplace allows for enjoying the outdoors year-round.
To the left of the circular drive, a nymphaeum hides a Gentilitiaò chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. The feature, which was a stone monument consecrated to the nymphs in ancient Greece and Rome, is at home in the garden.
A bird's-eye view shows this gorgeous backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. It is an outdoor oasis that features lush plants, a symmetrical design, and plenty of water elements. The centerpiece is a stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles. Flowing urns, plenty of greenery and tropical-inspired plants that look like stars evoke thoughts of paradise at home.