Saturday 5 April and Sunday 6 April 2025

Dragon Tree

David Baptiste and Habitat Landscaping Services



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About the garden

Area: 720m2 approx.
Annual rainfall: 550mm approx.

A handsome and large Dragon tree planted early 1900 on the boundary within the adjacent park dominated the front garden and was the impetus for the design and plant choices. Unfortunately the tree was vandalised which brought infection and it slowly died being removed by Council about a year ago. As a tribute a new dragon tree has been planted close to the original location.

The gardens to each side of the house work off the rooms inside – one is contemplative for the master bedroom the other to create a bright outlook from the sewing room and kitchen.

The rear garden has had the biggest change undertaken to reflect the age of the children now in their late teens and early twenties. Gone are the sand pit, swing set and artificial lawn replaced by a suspended fire place that seconds as a pizza oven, concrete bench and timber day bed with chill-out deck and bean bags under the shade of the original London Plane tree.

Other information:

Dogs on lead are welcome; swimming pool on site so care must be taken;

Wheelchair access can be made available to sections of the garden.