Minneha-ha

Minneha-ha

Sloped sites present a unique opportunity if you have a liking for concrete and stone walls.This garden on Minnehaha in Titirangi was one of the earlier gardens I designed and built. Sloping down from the street, this like many of the properties on this cul de sac have unusually long narrow plots, the result is almost no flat land with tight boundaries. The structure of the garden is defined by a series of ha-ha, creating two usable flat areas or terraces, the top originally used as a dining area is now used as a vege garden, surrounded with native shrubs and perennials. The second a simple flat lawn for laying or playing in the sun. The walls work with the existing features of the property, zig-zagging to allow for stairs from the carport and recessing around an existing trees. Photos: Edward Smith

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