Native garden with natural-filtered pond
Wattle Grove - May 2012
Design by Loretta Kearnan -
Think Green Landscapes
(For more pond information and more pond photos
This property is in
the foothills of Wattle Grove bordering Crystal Brook.
The pond is now home to a
range of frogs,
tadpoles, dragon flies and a huge range of other birds and insects
are also regular visitors.
The garden includes
extensive use of small gabion cages for garden walls. Some of the
stone fill has been sourced on the property. The remainder has been
sourced from a local granite quarry just a few suburbs away.
The plants used are
mostly indigenous natives. The vision for this area is that it will
ultimately be an extension of the areas of remnant bushland already
existing on the property. The garden has now also been extended into
the first paddock with more native planting and a grass tree
transplanted from another part of the property where it needed to be
removed. Steps using natural earth blocks were also installed to
enable good access from the driveway.