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Project Summary

Designed:

2019

Design Included:

Concept Plans, Planting Plans, Tender Plans

Estimated Design Timeframe:

Botanical Traditions - Design in Progress

The front corner of the site features signage and a garden bed. It is on a very prominent corner and is one of the first areas of the school to be seen.

The type of landscape a school has is important, as it communicates underlying themes to the community about the school. A contemporary landscape helps to enhance the reputation of the school as a leading girls school. The Concept proposed will enhance this impression.

The two white flowering evergreen magnolias frame the signage and are underplanted with taller perennials. In the centre of this garden bed and below the signage are a range of clipped balls as well as another element taken from the internal school landscape. A red ribbon or concrete spheres add contrast and also tie this design to the internal school courtyard. There is lighting to the signage and the new trees.

The Concept chosen for this front area would also be carried into the main driveway.

On the inside of the school, a new concept is proposed for the breakout area. The lawn will be removed and a central shade tree planted. Flowstone or similar will be installed in place of the lawn, and bench seats will be used on either side of the tree. The breakout area will have the look of a gravel courtyard and be a quiet reflective space.