Sunday, June 6, 2010

Parterre Garden

A before shot of the old clay tennis court after the fence had been taken down.

We are currently in the process of renovating an old country garden on our property. We have employed Paul Bangay for the design work and are thrilled with the results as they are unfolding. This is a view of the old tennis court which is being converted to a French parterre garden. It will be filled with English box, French lavender, cat mint and old fashioned rugusa roses. As with all jobs we have undertaken to carry out Paul's master plan, they have been larger than we realised. The base of this court was solid rock and excavators were needed to dig through the hard base to prepare the garden beds. Over the old clay base we have laid a local gravel to match the drive. I say we, in fact my Husband does all the gardening in our family.

We began our renovating over 4 years ago and although each stage has been a massive undertaking we feel it is really starting to take shape. I will keep you posted with our progress as it develops.


  1. Wow - this looks amazing! Paul bangay is so clever ( and so is your hubby!)you lucky thing - the new addition will look fantastic.KG

  2. Thanks Kelly,
    I'm pleased you like it.SA