CRAIG BURTON, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT “The first task was to widen the distance between the house and new studio. The boardwalk acts as a bridge, integrating Glenn Murcutt’s building with the house... It frames the view of Mount Hay and the clumps of waratahs in the foreground. There’s a sense of wild nature. In all of these gardens, it’s a collaboration — with Jenny, with Glenn, with Michael, with the Tibetan stonemason who was like a machine. Jenny was very engaged. I remember that when the stone slabs were being put down, the last one fell and broke. Jenny said, ‘That looks fantastic — I like it all broken. Just leave it like that.’ Her involvement was crucial. She wasn’t precious about perfection.” For more information from Craig and CAB Consulting, telephone 0428 424 414 or visit cabconsulting.com.au
CLOCKWISE Carrying the lawn up alongside the takstairsstairsavoidshavingtobuildawallthatwouldtake away from the natural flflow of the garden; the property’s mountain backdrop; two burnt branches in the tussock grass resemble sculptures.