Landscape architecture Sydney

Landscape architecture Sydney – Spicers Retreat

Urban and Rural Design was asked by the architect appointed to renovate and extend Spicers Sangoma Retreat, to provide landscape architecture services. Spicers wanted to create a strong emphasis on creating a luxurious yet relaxing environment existing in harmony with nature. Each of their suites has its own unique personality but offers a high level of luxury and comfort. Spicers Sangoma is an all-inclusive retreat with accommodation, food and wine, surrounded by a magnificent natural landscape.

The Landscape Architecture Challenge

The landscape and the existing and new architecturally designed buildings needed to fit seamlessly into the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury location. Spectacular views through to Sydney were maintained, as well as bringing in features like the cascading waterfall to bring the feeling of luxury to this stunning rural resort. 

The Landscape Features

We created a landscape design master plan covering a vast area of the rural resort incorporating details such as:

  • the pool area
  • front entry with sandstone feature
  • bushwalking trail
  • firepit courtyard
  • boulder gateway
  • rainforest
  • outdoor reception area to wow guests on arrival.

Urban and Rural’s involvement

  • consultation with architect and client
  • presented landscape concepts
  • agreed master plan with client
  • quoted on landscape construction costs
  • full landscape construction
  • handover to client

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