Allen Rd, Grey Lynn: From Sloping Section to Entertaining Delight


The Brief

To utilise the sloping corner section of the property by creating an entertainment area and linking the newly developed space with access from the back lawn to the front door.

The Process:

Working from an extensive landscape design plan, we removed all hard-fill from the site, excavating by hand; excavation included removing all existing garden beds, a concrete pathway and block wall footing.

We installed new reinforced concrete footings, block walls, planter boxes, a concrete pathway, new steppers and step-ups, and new aluminium framing for screen fencing. We built and painted a new deck, installed uplights, plaster walls, and espalier wire.

We laid blocks and tiles and extended existing tile steps. We relocated screen fencing and uplighting and prepared, planted and mulched nine new garden beds.


The Result:

Our clients now have a private and useable space from what was a steep, messy and underutilised corner section of their property. The area is easily accessible from the front door and is a great spot for our clients to relax or entertain. Clean and tidy staggered levels house planter boxes full of vegetables, while sculptures and decorative screens act as connective tools which bring the entire project together.


Garden design by Alexander McClew Landscape Design.


Tags: Garden Paving, Landscape Design, Retaining Walls, Garden Irrigation, Planting, Excavation, Drainage, Planting, Decking