GARDEN PROJECT

Description. The garden is situated in a hot climate  zone. There is a monumental living house, constructed in a classical architecture style. The garden area is quite big and it is surrounded by a high wall. There are two cabins for security officers on both sides of the garden entrance. The entrance gate is made of beautiful metal ornaments. There are two buildings in the territory - the living house and the household building. An overhang is planned for two cars on the South side of the house.

 

Client's requirements. The client wanted to create a multifunctional garden for recreation of the whole family. There should be enough shade in hot days for the parking area as well as the main area of the garden. The client wanted to plan a multifunctional rest area with a dining table, a fireplace and some cocktail tables. The lawn should be big enough for different outdoor activities. There should be a separate rest area for women and children. Also for the oldest son and his friends the client wanted to design a separate rest area. The plantings should be abundant, exotic with a lot of flowering and interesting plants. The client also wanted a small, decorative spice garden.

 

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plan

Design concept. The design concept divides the garden in different functional areas: the representative zone with decorative pavement and a circle with a formal plant composition in the middle; the household area with a parking lot and a spice garden on the South and East sides of the house; the recreational area for the oldest son on the right side from the garden entrance; the main recreational area with a gazebo and pergola and the children's playground with a rest area for women at the North - East corner of the garden.

On the South side a row of big trees is planned to cast shade over the cars and the oldest son's rest area. On the East side there is also a row of trees, which will protect the garden from the bright morning sun. On the West side a line of palms is planned along the walking path, which will give partial shade in afternoons.

The representative area starts with decorative pavement from the garden entrance and continues with contrasting circles, which frame the central square in front of the house entrance. In the middle of the pavement circles there is a round flowerbed with representative plantings, arranged in a formal manner.

The area by the stairs is decorated with a contrasting pattern of granite and marble pavement.

The rest area for the oldest son is separated from the driveway by a small fence and dense shrub plantings. It is surrounded by plantings from all sides.

The plantings in the main garden area are concentrated along the garden edges and they frame a united area of lawn in the middle.

Round shapes of the main rest area and the children's playground are placed in two corners of the lawn. The areas are connected by a pedestrian path made of stones, which starts from the representative circle of the entrance and ends at the other side of the house by the spice garden.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

The lawn area is framed by hard pavement from all sides.

The plantings in the garden are arranged in two levels. The lowest level is situated in front by the main walking path and it consists of different decorative ground covers: Rhoeo discolor, Bougainvillea nana, Gazania splendens, Lantana camara, Pennisetum setaceum, Vinca rosea, different annual flowers etc. There is a row of palms planted in the ground cover area beside the walking path.

The highest level on the other hand is situated behind a small path, which meanders in-between the plantings. It is a path for appreciating the plants, watching each plant closely and resting encircled by flowering plants. The small path starts by the garden gates and meanders around the garden until it merges with the main pedestrian path by the women's rest area.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

The main rest area is encircled around a gazebo with a tinted glass roof and a fireplace in the middle. Different functions are planned around the fireplace: a billiards table, two sofas with small tables, higher tables for cocktail chairs and a dining table.

Another dining table is placed in the planting area on the other side of a decorative pergola. The pergola consists of a metal construction, designed in the same style as the garden gates with the same type of metal ornaments.

The pergola is placed above a pavement of stones with grass in the gaps and it will be overgrown by a green foliage of scented climbers. At the end of the pergola beside the dining table an open garden fireplace is planned.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

The stone pavement continues from the pergola around the wooden gazebo and on the edge of the pavement decorative pots with Hibiscus rosa - sinensis are planned, which will screen partly the view from the garden entrance to the gazebo thus making the recreation more cosy and also provide a flowering view from the rest area.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

Another path from the gazebo leads across the walking path towards the small garden path and it ends with a sculptural garden installation, which will attract the view from the rest area. It is planned to lit it beautifully in the dark hours.

The children's playground is situated in a circle shaped area with a sand pavement. In the middle a multifunctional play equipment is planned, surrounded by a wavy circle of plywood hills suitable for roller skating, bicycling and playing with remote cars. The surrounding lawn is adjusted to the wavy terrain of the playground hills.

The playground is sheltered by six big trees, planted in a circle, which will provide shade for children's activities.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

The play area is connected to the rest area for women, who will supervise the children. The women's rest area consists of a hard pavement area with sofas and a tea table. The sofas are sheltered by an umbrella type tent, which will provide the area with shade. A distinguished palm is planned by the women's rest area Bismarckia nobilis, which has a specific shape and color and will attract attention from a longer distance.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

A small spice garden is planned on the other side of the house by the kitchen windows. It is situated in four squares, framed by pavement and protected by big trees in the hottest time. The spices are arranged in the squares in a geometrical pattern.

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, 3D garden visualization

 
 
 
Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Callistemon rigidus

Callistemon rigidus

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Strelitzia reginae

Strelitzia reginae

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Caesalpina gilliesii

Caesalpina gilliesii

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Tecoma smithii

Tecoma smithii

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Agave marginata

Agave marginata

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Yucca filamentosa

Yucca filamentosa

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Tabebuia rosea

Tabebuia rosea

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus africanus

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Hymenocallis litoralis

Hymenocallis litoralis

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Pennisetum setaceum

Pennisetum setaceum

Trees in the garden:

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Conocarpus erectus

Conocarpus erectus

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Millingtonia hortensis

Millingtonia hortensis

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Jatropha multifida

Jatropha multifida

Ground covering plants:

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Setcresea purpurea

Setcresea purpurea

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Gazania splendens

Gazania splendens

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Asparagus densiflorus

Asparagus densiflorus

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Vinca rosea

Vinca rosea

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Rhoeo discolor

Rhoeo discolor

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Lantana camara

Lantana camara

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Sesevium portulacastrum

Sesevium portulacastrum

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Bignonia grandiflora

Bignonia grandiflora

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Ruellia ciliosa

Ruellia ciliosa

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Iresene herbstii

Iresene herbstii

Palms in the garden:

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Cocos nucifera

Cocos nucifera

Garden design - garden project, villa garden with a large gazebo, garden plant photo, Washingtonia robusta

Washingtonia robusta