Drift is a small garden extension situated on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The brief was to create a new multi-functional planter that bridged the gap between two existing garden beds under a limited budget.
With the clients being avid weekend readers and active outdoor people the design set out to respond to three main criteria.
1. Offer a new destination to read the weekend paper
2.Create an area that allows for flexible outdoor dining for evening BBQ’s
3.Encourage interaction with grand children through a vertical herb garden and trellis.
Timber edging: Hardwood sleepers
Timber Seat and Capping: Kwilla
Trellis: Treated Pine
Fence paint: Dulux Monument
Pot plants: Ikea
Outdoor table + Chairs: Super A-mart
The garden works consisted of replanting, establishing new garden beds, timber edging, hardwood seating and trellis installation which was completed by Craig and the team at Green Space Design. The Timber hardwood seat was constructed offsite and then dropped into footings once the adjacent garden beds had been built. A testament to the guys at Green space design as they don’t typically deal with architecturally detailed work, but they pushed through and produced a great finished product.
“The finishing touches were then added by enthusiastic family members, who repainted the 9 year old, somewhat tired looking hardwood timber fence. A quick trip to Ikea and the local landscape shop followed to source fresh herbs and plants for the vertical garden. Eight galvanised pot plants were screwed to the trellis and filled with plants to complete the design.”
The garden extension has created an even stronger rationale to take full advantage of the spectacular weather and outdoor environment that Queensland has to offer. It provides a great spot for the morning coffee and catching up on the latest news in the world with a weekend paper.
It’s also a fantastic backdrop for the quintessential summer barbeque or lunchtime family gathering when the children come to visit.
“Grandchildren are also enjoying taking care of the herb garden, which adds a special touch to the family meal.”