When James Headland of Pangkarra was engaged to transform this garden in Macmasters Beach, on the NSW Central Coast, he was tasked with bringing nature back into the home. An existing lawn with box hedges and tropical plants was uninspiring, and was completely at odds with the native landscape close to Bouddi National Park.
Drawing on his understanding of the area as a local resident, James designed a predominantly native scheme with various zones to suit the sloping site and future of the young family owners.
Inspiration was drawn everywhere, from the native planting to bush walks on the escarpment.
The structure of the garden roughly transitions from a wetter riparian zone before a drier pool area at the property’s highest point.