It is a testament to Karen, that our friends and visitors always admire the layout of the “resort” courtyard and gardens, as well as the wonderful year round plant display. Gary and I have great pleasure in recommending Karen as a Landscape Designer, and are absolutely certain that she will work professionally and competently with future clients, as she has with us. We enjoyed working with Karen, and are thrilled with the end result.
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Changing Spaces Landscape Design
Karen Wealleans (B.Hort.Sc)
PO Box 334-091, Sunnynook,
Telephone: 09 410 1995
Mobile: 027 290 4858
Case Study 1
LANDSCCAPE DESIGN CASE STUDY 1
Elaine and Scott engaged Changing Spaces Landscape Design in early 2005 to help them with a large flat garden that had poor outdoor living spaces and had a windswept feel about it.
They had recently renovated their house.
1 No privacy or protection from Westerly winds.
2 Lack of parking
3 Narrow concrete entry path which ran alongside the bedroom windows to the front door. .
4 Narrow decks more than a metre off the ground and small, uncomfortable outdoor living spaces for a family with teenagers.
5 Gardens were ‘bitsy’.
6 A Brustics fence was erected on the Western side of the house to screen the new parking area from the re tiled terrace and paved area. This fence plus planting has created much more shelter and privacy and leads onto the front entrance path which has been set off from the house with a wide garden. Solution to 1, 2 and 3 above.
7 Large decked areas at different levels were designed to create a gradual transition to the lawn. (see 4)
8 Outdoor seating was incorporated on the lower deck. (4)
9 Garden sizes and shapes were developed to set off the lawn and specimen trees
10 A raised planter for vegetables was constructed along the North facing boundary wall
11 The Northern garden between deck and boundary was planted with natives to provide more shade, encourage birds and to provide a good transition between front and back gardens.
GARDEN IMPLEMENTED BY WARWICK PRICE LANDSCAPING -Tel 09 4864862
We were really happy with Karen’s garden design and project management. The outcome has been much better than we could have imagined and it is great to see the plants growing and filling out. The whole environment is much more “user friendly” – we just love sitting outside on the deck and admiring our new outlook.
We were so impressed with both Karen’s work and her ongoing support that we have recommended her to some other friends on the North Shore and we know they are equally pleased.
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