Stepping Lightly On Earth

Garden in North Rocks

The clients contacted Earth Matters Consulting wanting a more usable backyard as it had a slope of 1: 6.5. Steep indeed to effectively use the garden, especially with a need to locate kids’ play equipment.
The design again used a ‘stepping lightly’ approach and we kept the break in the levels to low 500-600 mm differences.
We made a deck around a Syncarpia glumulifera tree and used this as a hub to link the upper play area with the lower BBQ terrace.