Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2015

Top Outdoor Design Trends for 2015

Are you looking for the top landscaping design and outdoor trends this year? If so, then this article is for you. With the New Year comes new things which could mean a revamp for your outside area to make it more stunning, rustic or charming.

There’s nothing quite as appealing as a great looking landscape or garden to bolster your kerbside appeal, relax you as you come back from a hard day’s work, beautify your home and provide a calming, soothing ambience. Macedon Ranges already offers a breathtaking beauty that is impossible not to gain inspiration from for your own home in Macedon Ranges.

A well landscaped home is one that is guaranteed to help ease tension, relax your mind and help you appreciate nature’s beauty and man’s ingenuity. The good thing is you don’t even have to know anything about landscaping.

You can always get in touch with seasoned landscape construction services which offer landscaping design consultations. For ideas for your outside area here are some of the top landscaping trends that you need to check out if you’re thinking of upgrading your space.

Sustainable and edible gardens

Gone are the days of purely decorative gardens with ornaments as Australians are now migrating towards what is known as sustainable or edible gardens. These gardens and landscapes are not just there for the purpose of aesthetics, but for growing your own vegetables and fruits.

These gardens are the perfect mix of ornamental flowers and healthy, life-giving fruits and veggies. This is becoming even more important in an age where there’s more focus on organic living and people want to know where their food comes from. Sustainable gardening offers tremendous benefits and what they produce help to beautify and nourish your body and enrich your spirit.

Unique garden designs

Different garden designs such as black fences, stained garden beds and painted house numbers are just some of the ways you can make your space stand out from the rest. Homeowners are getting more and more creative with their gardening and landscaping.

Black or grey fences add some character to gardens and make for unique landscape design concepts. The raised beds too can be painted black, green, blue or grey. Then, there’s the addition of bamboo accessories among others.

Water features

A well-designed water fountain in the courtyard, lawn or garden can add so much to your garden. More homes now are integrating water features that add more charm and beauty to the home. These can also be in the form of ponds and water walls. Watching or listening to your own waterfall right in your courtyard can be a great way to relax.

Instead of having to endure the sounds of traffic zooming by the house or noise from next door, you could drown all of that out with the sound of your fountain or waterfall. These features come in a range of prices, so there is something to suit everyone’s budget. You can always call a landscape design service like TGB Outdoor Design for a landscape design consultation.

Kitchens and outside rooms

As more and more Australians strive towards harmonious living and achieving a work-life balance, many are consistently looking for ways to just relax and read a good book, enjoy the scenery or just decompress. One of the best ways to do this is by creating an outside kitchen or room.

Sometimes, staying indoors can be oppressive. There are time when you just tire of staying indoors and need some fresh air whilst still being able to engage in some of your favourite hobbies, make some meals or just enjoy a good wine.

With the rising popularity of outdoor kitchens and rooms, people can now have picnics right outside their home, watch the stars at night with family and friends, enjoy their favourite TV shows on a projected screen whilst reclining on a camp bed or hanging on a hammock or just sit by the fireside.

This is particularly great for movie nights and date nights. Couples can send the kids to bed, to friends or their grandparents’ home and just hang out in these spots without having to leave the house.

These outdoor spaces can be equipped with furniture covered with fade-resistance acrylic fabrics that are also waterproof. And with the abundant designs available, outdoor décor is rapidly becoming very stylish.

The kitchen can be equipped with everything that a standard indoor kitchen requires plus the added advantage of gorgeous stone counters and air cooling systems. If you have the means, you should splurge on outdoor rooms, they could prove to be the perfect investment.

Outdoor lighting

Transform your garden with outdoor lighting so you can enjoy it in the evening. Your garden can be even more beautiful at night with the proper lighting. More homeowners are investing in customized outdoor lighting options for their gardens. It can highlight and further enhance the beauty of your garden, add a touch of class and provide a warm ambience that’s guaranteed to transform your landscape at night.

There are much more landscape design ideas that TGB Outdoor Design can offer you. Located in Macedon, TGB Outdoor Design is a landscape design service with lots of experience in gardening and landscaping in Macedon Ranges. Get in touch with us at or call us on 0419 396 809 for a free landscape design consultation.


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  • Paula and Jon Whitty
    We knew that we would need a landscape designer with imagination, creativity and the ability to listen to our requirements. When you came to our house you took time listening to what we wanted and the scale of the project. This was important to us, because we were on a budget and timeline. You then offered wonderful suggestions within the scope and offered details. You have transformed our featureless front garden into a beautiful space where the plantings and lovely stone features enhance the natural contours of the yard and existing trees. Our front yard is now more welcoming and complements the look of the house. You gave us a yard that is easy to maintain and and is beautiful in every season. We are extreemly happy with the quality of the workmanship, and your professional nature, and highly recommend you to all our friends. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you!
    Paula and Jon Whitty
  • Gina and Marc Di Paolo
    In November 2012 we commissioned Teedo Beggs to landscape our property in Mount Macedon. The distinguishing qualities that determined our decision to go with Teedo (over other companies we had approached) were his knowledge of indigenous/native horticulture, his understanding of and familiarity with the gardens of Mount Macedon, and his ability to help us to articulate and visualize our own garden on what was a modern architectural structure on a sloping building site. The ‘landscape challenges’ Teedo took on were significant, beginning with a sharply sloping block, significant ‘drainage’ issues, and the presence of large forest eucalyptus trees that we wished to keep. Teedo was able to masterfully incorporate our desire to create a garden that would complement or enhance the sharp angular features of the architecture, protect existing vegetation, include and incorporate native/indigenous plantings, build dry rock retention walls, and provide us with a beautiful outdoor living space that we desperately needed. Teedo’s approach to his work impressed us from the outset because of his uncompromising high standards and attention to detail. Whilst the end results in mid-March may have reflected Teedo’s detailed landscape designs to a T, they far surpassed our own expectations and dreams. Our house on a slippery red slope of Mount Macedon had been transformed into a home with a truly beautiful and functional garden. We are exceedingly proud of what Teedo was able to realize and we highly recommend his work- without reservation.
    Gina and Marc Di Paolo
  • Kate and Dominic White
    Teedo Beggs responds to each garden space as an artist, the plants are his media and the landscape is his canvas. He introduces sculptural elements through natural and constructed materials. The result is an ever-changing work of art. How do we know this? Our family was fortunate enough to be able to commission Teedo to transform our country garden into a magical place. Using existing plant forms, such as established trees he creatively introduced new excitement into the landscape. The keyhole design of the formal front lawn added a theatrical element to the entry of the property. Visitors were drawn into a green, scented walkway off the sweeping drive through rendered pillars with the promise of more beyond. This opened out into the drama of the larger garden where the eye was greeted by a sensual vista full of wonderful perfumes, colour and graduating forms that complimented the enormous Golden Elm. A wrought iron handmade bench seat embedded in a hidden position ensured a comfortable view. Visitors were then coaxed downwards to the unfolding garden scenes around the house. Beautiful features were integrated into the many gardens created on the property. A graduated fishpond with its babbling waterways was set in a ‘Fairy Garden’. A tennis wall on the court beyond was superbly engineered and constructed to appear as a ‘crumbling ruin’ from another era. A post and rail fence of cypress enclosed a kitchen garden that featured generous raised beds of vegetables, accompanied by fruit trees and red brick pathways. This was a joy to work in and allowed us to feed our family. Teedo Beggs was not only artistic in his vision and execution of his ideas, but he was very professional, sensitive to our needs as a client and respectful in the way he conducted himself and his team throughout the project. We would highly recommend him
    Kate and Dominic White
  • Pete & Geri Walsh
    We have engaged Mr Beggs (Teedo) now for three different landscaping jobs at our residence in Woodend. All jobs have involved both design and construction. In respect of design, Teedo impressed us with his ability to listen and understand our requirements. This lead to a number of design ideas of which we were very pleased. In all cases we then engaged Teedo in the construction. We found his work to be both competitively priced and was completed on time as agreed, despite some minor modifications, at our initiation. The work was finished to a high standard and we have had no reservation in recommending him to our friends and colleagues.
    Pete & Geri Walsh
  • Bruce Cameron
    Being determined to make a garden from an overgrown bush block on the steep slopes of Mt. Macedon had/has it’s challenges. Luckily there is a community here of skilled garden loving and knowledgeable peoples. Most of them think that they are gifted and a few of them actually are. Teedo has an abundant and creative mind that can spit out real and never thought of options and can even more importantly manage these ideas and concepts through to a smooth and real outcome. His forte’ is structural garden design and then the project management/implementation of that design. He has an accurate and unusually quick eye for land/earth contours, levels and drainage. These lines evolve into structure, light and shade, harmony and reflections. Working with him has been a straightforward and professional affair. I have never given him a cheque without feeling pride, happiness and goodwill.
    Bruce Cameron

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