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In her Blue Mountains garden, Lucy took care to create spaces in which she – and guests – could relax.
There’s plenty of sunny and shady spots to enjoy in this Blue Mountains garden.
”MY HUSBAND MICHAEL AND I love being outdoors and when we were considering buying this house, the beautiful gardens were the deciding factor for us. The block of land slopes down towards the national park and the cliffs, so to make the area more user-friendly, the previous owners had put in a series of tiers and paths. They had done a wonderful job, but we were keen to add our own touches. The first change we made was to build a back balcony which spans the width of the house. It’s created a flow from house to garden and become a year-round spot to lunch! Then we put in stairs between the garden tiers, as there wasn’t really an easy way to walk through the garden. Lastly, we had a lower back deck built which overlooks the valley, and which is where we spend mornings and afternoons. This backyard is our happy place – we never tire of the views, the birds and the beautiful sunsets.”
Tall Photinia hedges provide privacy and a touch of colour.
The Victorian-style fountain creates a relaxing soundtrack in the front yard.
Essential link The rear of the house was disconnected from the garden. BEFORE