Petit Parterres

Delivering ready-made gardens with strong horticultural and design input, Artisan Gardens creates bespoke outdoor projects across Australia.

25 Sep 2012

Following in the French tradition of a formal ‘parterre’, Artisan Gardens constructs new gardens, making meticulous use of topiary and soft landscaping. Popular among inner city dwellers and people renovating homes for re-sale,Artisan Gardens rejuvenates old garden beds, recycles dying plants and beautifies small spaces at top speed.

Installing garden beds edged with border plantings or tightly clipped hedging, semi-established plants are arranged in a pleasing symmetrical pattern to suit each client’s needs. Styles range from the traditional to modern, and include evergreen and formal options, floral examples using edible plants and herbs, and balcony gardens that make use of pots, planter boxes and walls.

Gardens can be installed within a balcony, courtyard, front entrance, back yard or side garden, and the company’s  signature ‘9-5pm installation’ program means new gardens can literally pop-up over night. Standard gardens include soft landscaping only, but bespoke parterre may be customised to include vintage or recycled objects, sculpture and water features.

Founder and creator of Artisan Gardens Richard Marshall says their client base consists of ‘aesthetes and inner city dwellers’ who love formal gardens, but aren’t yet in touch with their green thumb. “Our clients want to create something beautiful, but they don’t know where to start. Some are moving to a new home and reclaiming a dilapidated front terrace – while others are simply re-vamping a property for valuation. Either way they require a slick, professional service that improves and beautifies their home while also adding value. The transformation gives them an instant kick too! Most of our clients say they feel as if they’re coming home to a completely new property after we install their parterre!” Marshall says.

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