The Hill Residence
MUD designed this formal federation style garden to compliment the grandeur of the recently restored 100-year-old residence on site.
The client brief stipulated the design of a formal and low maintenance garden that could host friends, family and the fun and frivolity of the grandchildren on occasion! Where possible the client wanted to make use of existing garden elements and materials.
MUD explored a range of concepts and design ideas before determining that the final garden would include:
- A vibrant planting schedule with more than 18 plant varieties in the front garden and driveway.
- Foreground elements that complement the panoramic view of Newcastle. Specifically, a traditional tiling arrangement with pebbles, the Grecian sun dial and Atlantis low hemisphere ceramic pots with plants.
- Pairing of the red brick work with a bluestone border and capping to create a visual highlight that defines the courtyard area.
- A herb garden to take advantage of the great North east expect and add a little fresh zest to the kitchen on occasion!
- Magnolia Little Gem plants around the border to ensure privacy within the garden in the future.
The completed garden has a regal feel that compliments the residence. Its ideal for entertaining, the herb garden is set to thrive and the grandchildren have already enjoyed an outing in the sun, marveling at the sun dial!
Mark Tisdell surprised and delighted us with his innovative design. Consultations with Mark have been comfortable and he was always willing to discuss any of our reservations, queries and suggestions.
Mark Tisdell from MUD nailed it with the first design concept! And was able to bring this to life with detailed plans that enabled us to get a better idea of how it would look when finished.
I found Mark to be very courteous, polite, punctual and easy to work with. Mark provides a very high level of service and my garden is now an area that I can sit in, relax and enjoy.
We are loving our new garden and shed! Mark Tisdell from MUD was very accommodating, easy to work with, and listened to our design aims.
Meeting times were easy to arrange, plans were delivered as promised and his relationship with Aaron has certainly made the project uncomplicated to manage.
The level of service was great, Mark was available to answer the many questions we had regarding plant and materials along the way.
I couldn’t be any happier with the transformation. It has exceeded all my expectations!
We were very satisfied with MUD’s design process. Mark was willing to re design any detail until we were completely happy.
The garden, while a work in progress, is dramatically different and is already a joy to view. We are looking forward to seeing it mature!
This project changed the way our home and interior exterior living works. With a beautiful outlook from every angle and entertaining options for not just summer, but winter as well. We couldn’t be happier with the result!
I would highly recommend Mark Tisdell to anyone in need of a Landscape Architect.
Mark was flexible with meeting times, and comprehensive in resourcing materials and services for our building and gardening work.
I have already recommended Mark from MUD to a few friends!
We now have a wonderful and inviting garden and living area where we previously did not use the existing space!