Job Of The Month – Camberwell Project Now Complete

The Victorian beauty in Camberwell. Garden designed and constructed by Ian Barker Gardens.
Camberwell Project.
You would be hard pressed to forget the Victorian beauty in prestigious Camberwell that we highlighted as our job of the month back in February 2016. We’re thrilled to announce that this stunning project is complete and exceeded even our incredibly high standards.
We were privileged to design and construct the abundance of garden and entertaining area surrounding this amazingly beautiful property. When designing, it was important that the garden not only complement the style of the home but also enhance the fine architecture. An array of magnificent perennials were used throughout to soften the lines of the house whilst providing interesting texture and spectacular colour throughout all seasons.
Amongst the random placement of bluestone paving, we designed and constructed a number of stacked bluestone benches to add both architectural interest and seating functionality. The hardscape bluestone features were used to pull all garden areas together, ensuring the overall design flowed. And the cherry on top, a steel doorway structure (much like that used in our ‘Cross Roads’ display shown at the 2015 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show) to add a real ‘wow’ factor.
Photo of Victorian beauty in Camberwell. Woodland garden designed and constructed by Ian Barker Gardens
Woodland garden and steel door entrance.
Camberwell Project, designed and constructed by Ian Barker Gardens. View from Forest Pansy trees of gravel courtyard, showing blue stone random paving and Buxus hedging framing perennial garden beds.
View through Forest Pansy trees in gravel courtyard, showing bluestone random paving and Buxus hedging framing perennial garden beds.

Rear lawn leading to alfresco area designed by Matt Herbert from Herbert & Howes Architecture.
Camberwell Project. Pool by EnkiPools.
We chose a charcoal pool that helps achieve some great reflections. Pool by EnkiPools.
Camberwell Project. Entertaining area.
Perfect spot to enjoy with friends while still keeping an eye on the kids.

We’re sure that for many many years to come this garden will bring as much joy to its owners as it did to us in creating it. A true pleasure!

For latest images of this garden, visit Camberwell Project 2 in our gallery.