Former Paddock transformed into lush gardens

This is a 27 acre property that was surrounded by paddocks. The goal was to transform it into a little paradise surrounded by lush vegetation, tree, shrubs, grasses and orchards with fruit trees.
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mass planting of lavender

mass planting of lavender

Would you believe that this creek is man made, looks very natural I believe. Amazing what you can do with a bobcat.

Would you believe that this creek is man made, looks very natural I believe. Amazing what you can do with a bobcat.

The dry? creek bed was installed to divert a huge amount of run off water.

The dry? creek bed was installed to divert a huge amount of run off water.

The creek bed with foot bridge

The creek bed with foot bridge

A massive amount of lavender surround the house and gardens.

A massive amount of lavender surround the house and gardens.

View from the driveway. Cross the foot bridge over the dry creek bed and you enter the newly transformed paddocks. Now a very healthy lush garden.

View from the driveway. Cross the foot bridge over the dry creek bed and you enter the newly transformed paddocks. Now a very healthy lush garden.

The dogs seem to like the new gardens

The dogs seem to like the new gardens

Paths run through all of the gardens

Paths run through all of the gardens

A dry (sometimes wet)creek bed where the former paddock was

A dry (sometimes wet)creek bed where the former paddock was

More pics on the former paddock.

More pics on the former paddock.


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So we started with a paddock, did some major earthworks, dug in gipsum to break up the hard clay, then we planted tiny tube stock plants. A couple of years later, this is what we got.

So we started with a paddock, did some major earthworks, dug in gipsum to break up the hard clay, then we planted tiny tube stock plants. A couple of years later, this is what we got.

Dry Stone wall and decking by the pool designed and constructed by the team at Abben Art Garden Design

Dry Stone wall and decking by the pool designed and constructed by the team at Abben Art Garden Design

Thats what you call a veggie patch! designed and constructed by the team at Abben Art Garden Design

Thats what you call a veggie patch! designed and constructed by the team at Abben Art Garden Design

Dry stone retaining wall with stone steps designed and constructed by the team at Abben Art Garden Design

Dry stone retaining wall with stone steps designed and constructed by the team at Abben Art Garden Design

Dry stone wall leading to pond designed and constructed by Abben Art Garden Design

Dry stone wall leading to pond designed and constructed by Abben Art Garden Design

I love this - a feeder for sprouts!  I'm going to need to make one of these for our outdoor run.

I love this - a feeder for sprouts! I'm going to need to make one of these for our outdoor run.

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