Lucy Treep

Lucy Treep


Burgess and Treep Architects

Planting: Rose Thodey, Mobile 021 762 765


021 025 84 998


Garden: 44 Wood Street, Freemans Bay

This peaceful inner city garden has a formal layout centred on an oval lawn, ornamental pool and large pergola. The strong design and hard landscaping defines the space, allowing for a range of perennials, shrubs and old fashioned roses to fill it with colour and scent within a background of native trees and low growing hedges. Narrow columnar tree forms and climbing plants have been used wherever possible to make the most of the confined space. In keeping with the 1904 villa, a traditionally shaped swimming pool designed by Gudrun Fischer was added in 2006, while the sunniest part of the garden has recently been revamped to include a potager.

In conjunction with Burgess and Treep Architects, and landscaper Ralf Krone, Lucy has been creating gardens in the greater Auckland area for fifteen years. An exponent of the value of strong design in the creation of long-lasting landscapes, Lucy draws on her architectural background to design a careful balance of hard landscaping and planting in response to the individual needs of each garden and gardener. Lucy has designed a wide variety of gardens and landscapes in the course of her career. She designed the heritage garden surrounding the prize-winning, recently restored McCahon House in Titirangi. At one end of the scale of her work are the coastal landscapes she has created on Auckland's west coast, and at the other, serene courtyard gardens tucked into the side of urban townhouses. In all her projects, Lucy enjoys working closely with her clients.

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