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Job of the Month – Mt Waverley Project Now Complete

Cast your memory back to June 2016, we highlighted our Mt Waverley Project of the Month. We’re thrilled to announce that this is now complete. We were commissioned by Pentana Solutions to design and construct a relaxing, social space for their staff to utilize whilst at work. This was a fantastic creative opportunity for our design team as this garden just happened to be situated on a rooftop, offering the chance to create something truly spectacular… and a little quirky.

Mt Waverley Project Ian Barker Gardens. Feature car, block seating and naturalistic planting, all add elements of fun and whimsy to this garden.

A birds eye view of our Mt Waverley Project – Pentana Solutions.

A square expanse of synthetic turf boarded by garden beds of mixed planting in the South-east corner of the rooftop provides the perfect place for gatherings or perhaps even some group exercise classes.

Mt Waverley Project Ian Barker Gardens. A perfect place for gatherings and perhaps even some group exercise classes. Naturalistic planting.

A perfect place for gatherings and group exercise classes.

In the North-east corner of the garden, a feature car sits amongst a bed of naturalistic planting, injecting an element of fun and whimsy to the garden. A timber deck with block seating and a timber walkway edged with bench seats provides ample space for staff to sit and relax or mingle in the garden surrounded by beautiful plants.

The planting palette for this rooftop garden consists of naturalistic plants in gorgeous copper tones, such as Helenium ‘Mahogany‘, Sanguisorba ‘Tanna‘, Achillea ‘Terracotta‘, and Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster‘. These plants were chosen to provide stunning warm colours and interesting textures throughout the seasons, providing the team at Pentana with a magnificent space in which to relax and enjoy nature.

Mt Waverley Project Ian Barker Gardens. Feature car block seating and naturalistic planting, all add elements of fun and whimsy to this garden

A vibrant feature car adds real wow factor and is a certain conversation starter.

Mt Waverley Project Ian Barker Gardens. Feature car, block seating and naturalistic planting, all add elements of fun and whimsy to this garden.

Feature car (hiding in the background), timber decking, block seating and naturalistic planting, all add elements of fun and whimsy to this garden.

The North-side of the rooftop features a large area of paving and a strip of synthetic turf flanked by a hedge contained in large rectangular planter troughs. Dividing this area from a row of timber benches and tables is a giant chess board made of synthetic turf and pavers. A steel pergola with a retractable awning covers the entire area, ensuring the space can be enjoyed in all weather conditions.

Mt Waverley Project Ian Barker Gardens. A retractable awning covers timber benches and tables and a giant chessboard made of synthetic turf.

A retractable awning covers timber benches and tables and a giant chessboard made of synthetic turf.

We are thrilled that Pentana Solutions entrusted our team with such a creative opportunity and we’re sure that they will enjoy the fruits of our labour and love for many many years to come. We are also very pleased to be maintaining this spectacular garden and in doing so look forward to keeping you updated as it grows and comes to fruition.

For latest images of this garden, please visit Mt Waverley Project in our gallery.

By |2018-12-11T13:26:08+10:00June 10th, 2017|Blog, Job of the Month|2 Comments

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  1. Ken Hitchcock January 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Excellent work guys. Great attention to detail. Lucky staff at Pentana. Photos are amazing too.

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