At this year’s Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards, our Ripponlea project won Gold in the category of Hard Structures in the Landscape.

We completed this project late 2022 for Kate Seddon Landscape Design. The new landscape we created consisted of many different detailed hard landscape elements, all beautifully softened by a lush, textured planting palette. As you enter you are welcomed with a sweeping crazy paved path with adjacent curved rendered masonry retaining wall to your right & vibrant planting to your left intertwining through our custom-made spotted gum timber & copper rail pool fence.

This path then opens to a grand entrance to the home with crazy paved curved stairs leading to an expansive paved porch. Turning around you get a view of the central feature of the project, the kidney shaped pool & spa, framed by the hero of the project, the lengthy & sweeping pool fence. As you enter the pool terrace through our custom-made pool gate, you are greeted with a generous space of Castlemaine crazy paving that we continued into the pool on the stairs & seat treads, floor of the spa & spillover into the pool. Attention to detail was of the highest quality in this space, all wonderfully surrounded by colorful & textured planting.

In total we laid over 140m2 of detailed Castlemaine crazy paving, 543 trees & plants & 43 feature garden lights in what was a beautiful & functional new landscape all of which executed to the highest of standards.

Judge’s Comments:

“With such complex curves and challenges on this project, Landart have delivered a seamless finish from the ground up. Paving patterns, grout joins and finishes were exceptional. The clever idea to have the paving slab engineered to avoid a caulking gap along the pool shell was a wonderful addition showing no signs of movement or cracking. The use of caulking joints, when required, displayed fantastic consistency in thickness, neatness and were well considered. The timber pool fence has been designed to regulate the ‘sagging’ often displayed with the movement of natural timber slats. Building this fence on site illustrates the thought that went into its construction and the remarkable workmanship shown overall by the Landart team.”