Journey into a Secret Garden


Let's go on a journey, 
into a secret garden.
One that is disciplined & ordered.


There is a sense of quiet 
in this garden.
No wonder it has been shortlisted 
in this year's "outside" category of the
House Awards


Graveled courtyards make up 
rooms of secret gardens, within the garden.


And there are lots of lovely places
to sit and stay awhile,
to just, well, live the moment


No surprise that an art lover lives here. 
There are marvelous sculptures dotted throughout 
the garden, as treasures waiting to be discovered.


The front garden is extremely restrained.
Rigidly formal & clipped.


While the journey through to the back garden
is a half-way point, 
a meeting ground of formality & verdant excess.


See what I mean about verdant excess?
Deliciously full-blown luxuriant growth. 
Almost bursting out of the corten steel edging. 


We better have a look inside too. 
So you can get a sense of the garden's integration.
Magnificent front doors, aren't they?


Oh, clever.
Low height peep windows allow
sneaky views to that side garden we saw.


And full height windows allow the house 
to float within it's garden frame.


It's still a young garden, 
but one that will ripen with age
into a place of extreme beauty,
creating a secret garden with many charms.

Do you like it?


Jane's House & Garden, SA.
Landscape Design: Taylor Cullity Leathlean
Shortlisted in 2011 Houses Awards
Architecture + Interior Design: Dimitty Anderson + Nexus Designs
Photography: Earl Carter