Entertainer’s escape This garden has gone from zero to hero
A COUNTRY GARDEN HAS COME BACK TO LIFE WITH CAREFULLY CREATED ZONES
IN THE BACKYARD PHASE
of Channel Seven’s renovation reality show House Rules, this garden, part of a farm in Candelo, NSW, has gone from zero to hero. Aiming for a ‘modern country’ vibe, the remaining contestants transformed owners Toad and Mandy’s garden with hues of blue, and turned the old shed into an entertaining zone with a pub vibe (opposite). Expanses of greenery and pretty plantings soften the impact of the hardscaping.
A rustic chic vibe prevails in the carefully curated outdoor dining zone (top left), where a table and chairs from Burning Log dressed with accessories from Early Settler create an invitation to dine.
An elegant mix of statement trees, greenery and pops of colour deliver a look that in time will become a beautiful country garden (top right). “Although this is nestled in a very Australian backdrop, it is quite fitting to use more traditional ornamental plants like magnolias in the garden,” says House Rules judge and Home
Beautiful’s Wendy Moore.
Tools from Bunnings and items from Provincial Living deliver a gardening experience for the whole family (right).=
softly “THE CURVING BEDS CREATE A CALMING, RELAXING ATMOSPHERE – THIS WILL GROW INTO lovely garden A IN TIME” ~ WENDY MOORE, JUDGE
FLOORING: Limestone sawcut tiles, Brickworks.