Oasis. Just the word itself conjures up images of the tropics and a getaway spa-like retreat. As the owners of this particular project were originally from the South Pacific, they wanted us to recreate elements of their former home in a relaxing outdoor area in Victoria, BC.
We crafted our design to incorporate an existing interlocking brick patio area but enlarge it to create a full dining area. Through the addition of the raised patio, we eliminated the need for steps directly off the back entrance. We created a lounge and barbeque area with a dividing wall to provide separation between these areas. This additional elevation helped our clients take full advantage of the late evening sun. We added a glass railing that appears transparent and allows guests to see the beautiful new oasis landscape in its entirety.
Wishing to create a feeling of warmth regardless of the season, we added custom-built cedar fencing and a large pergola. These define the space and create a separate relaxation area from which to view the raised garden beds. Utilizing a premium wood stain is important in our climate in order to preserve the wood and ensure the longevity of the structures. Chain link fencing which is powder-coated black so that it virtually fades away into the brush was added to keep deer out of the yard.
We now work with expert construction contractors to build wood structures into our landscaping projects.
With the final garden oasis touch, our gardeners added hardy palms, canna lilies, and hearty bananas along with an array of other varieties. Each year, tropical annual flowers are added to the raised bed and scattered pottery giving the whole garden a lush tropical look and feel.« back to projects