"A resort-style front retreat and formal back garden at this Sydney home."

“The tall palm trees created micro-climates that influenced our choices,”says Trystan.“Like a rainforest has a high canopy above and low-level, shade-tolerant plantings below, so does the garden around the swimming pool.”

“The front garden is really what you’d expect to find if you were on holiday,” says Matt, adding that the owners can take in beautiful sunsets from this west-facing garden. “The sun makes a really nice refection across the harbour as it goes down.”