A Delicate Replace For This Grand, 100-12 months-Outdated Backyard in Sydney

Mosman Grounds represents the cumulative effort of a number of panorama designers over a 100 yr interval. 

Initially constructed as a sequence of ‘backyard rooms’, Wyer & Co had been most just lately engaged to replace the area for higher performance, privateness and movement. 

‘The panorama had retained enough construction, however had been let go over time,’ explains Anthony Wyer, panorama designer and artistic director of Wyer & Co.

Upon visiting the backyard for the primary time, Anthony instantly decided what the area wanted to be. ‘This was influenced by the structure and the period of the construct, however it’s also a mirrored image of how gardening was approached on the time: a collective of gorgeous, attention-grabbing, and distinctive specimens,’ he says.

Anthony’s imaginative and prescient – a whole overhaul of the backyard’s underplanting across the current mature bushes. ‘This offered a possibility for the consumer to make their very own mark on the backyard, with out the time or price wanted to switch mature planting,’ he says.

Quite a lot of new mid and low-level planting was launched, encompassing a mixture of native and unique plant species wealthy in color and foliage. 

Due to the expansive 1412 sq. metre grounds, sure areas expertise their very own weather conditions, requiring particular consideration. ‘The problem or talent lies in specifying a plant palette that’s not solely acceptable for these circumstances however can also be cohesive and visually attention-grabbing,’ Anthony says.

New Ficus hedging planted on entry helps shelter the property from the road. In the meantime, beforehand disconnected areas on the rear had been stripped again, and a brand new stage garden was put in for entertaining.

Privateness issues by the pool had been addressed by planting new established bushes, together with Magnolia grandiflora ‘Exmouth’, Morus alba ‘Pendula’,​ and ​Betula nigra​ (river birch), which had been craned in to enhance the present scheme. 

This distinguished backyard is a component of its age and historical past. Just like a botanical backyard, it has been borrowed, developed, and handed on by way of the generations. ‘We’re proud to have contributed to it,’ Anthony says.