A Sanctuary Created In Inner City Living The idea of a sanctuary is a place where you can relax, decompress and be restored. The concept of the sanctuary has been around for thousands of years — it is the perfect place you go to escape from the chaos of everyday life. That place could be a garden, an orchard, woodland or even your own home if you have the right design and décor. It’s somewhere that restores your soul rather than draining you. Inner city living has its appeal however this can somewhat be comprised of smaller spaces and a busy lifestyle. The latest project by Greysea Landscape Group set about utilising this small space and creating a sanctuary for the homeowners. The use of vibrant and lush planting We worked closely with the homeowners to bring a sense of zen to their small outdoor living space. The design incorporated the use of well-established trees, which can be difficult to bring into tight areas, however, our choice of the Gingko Biloba and Japanese Maple allowed us to not only calm the space but allow space for the alfresco area. Lining the stone paving with ferns and dichondra to bring texture and lushness to the garden. Rich colour and texture with soft and rocky surfaces Using a thick 40mm granite stone stepper in crazy paving from the side walkway through to an elegant square garden, we were able to create space in a natural way while preserving the fullness of the calming plants and species. Though low maintenance was a key feature, we ensured irrigation throughout and hidden with decorative gravels and toppings which bring another element of texture to the project.

Photography: Simon Hall 

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We have built a reputation for providing inspired solutions in landscaping, concreting and steel fabrication. From design through to construction, Greysea Landscape Group is the expert in commercial and residential outdoor living spaces. We create modern landscapes that complement their locations. Melbourne households and business owners trust us to design and build their dream spaces using expert structural and architectural techniques. No project is too complicated for our tradesmen, and we always provide a high-quality finish on time and within budget. From ultra-stylish polished concrete that makes an impact to landscaping designs with minimal maintenance and elegant and functional entryways, our clients choose us for solutions at the cutting edge of design and utility with a local touch. Put simply, Greysea Landscape Group provides comprehensive landscaping, concreting and steel fabrication service that is second to none.

Our tradesmen have completed a range of inspired landscaping projects across Melbourne. From community projects like skate parks and schools to striking backyard landscaping solutions, Greysea Landscape Group is passionate about making our clients’ landscaping visions a reality. We are committed to only using the highest quality materials and construction processes to give our projects a long and productive life.

At ArchiPro we recognise and acknowledge the existing, original and ancient connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to the lands and waterways across the Australian continent. We pay our respects to the elders past and present. We commit to working together to build a prosperous and inclusive Australia.