"Nooks and crannies for quiet contemplation”
Designed by Anne Scott-Wilkes, acknowledged as one of Sydney’s best garden designers, the garden has been planned for low maintenance and maximum enjoyment.
The centrepiece of the garden is the bronze statue of a nymph with urn, discharging water into the lotus-flower pond, a replica of one in the Stockholm Sculpture Gardens. Kneeling in the middle of the gold-fish pond, the nymph is lit with two underwater flood lamps.
Established shrubbery of murrayas, buxus, torulosa, mop-top robinnias and sasanqua camellias provide an easy, self care garden.
Special features include:
- automatic electronically controlled watering system in nine sectors ensures that each plant receives the required irrigation without wasting precious water
- garden lighting has been designed to provide subtle diffused lighting with a minimum of glare – dimmer switches ensure a mood to enhance any romantic evening
- the fountain in the rear courtyard is enclosed by a Gothic sculptured sandstone pediment
- the paving around the house is a rare white sandstone with a delicate pink blush from the Gosford quarries