“Combining a soft planting palette with a contemporary hardscape designed to complement rather than dominate, is the key to creating a well-integrated landscape that allows people to connect with nature.”
As a company, Ian Barker Gardens aims to explore the combination of contemporary landscape architecture with a soft planting palette, in the hope that one doesn’t dominate the other. This elegant Melbourne backyard is striking in its simplicity, and conveys an air of formality, yet appears inviting and achievable.
You can imagine yourself seated by this pool, wine glass in hand, enjoying the effect of the landscape lighting, highlighting key features of the landscape.
“If you can create a space that has a naturalistic and spontaneous feel, people will be intrinsically drawn to it.”
Ian Barker, Landscape Designer