Outdoor Living

Balinese villa garden

Australian’s have had a long love affair with the Island of the Gods and easy access with low cost airlines makes it more accessible than ever. Bali is renowned for its colourful culture and beautiful landscapes. The demand for quality private villas in popular holiday areas like Seminyak and Uluwatu has resulted in the construction of many new luxury villas. Think landscaped gardens with lush tropical natives, private plunge pools and paved communal areas for relaxation and dining.

Here’s how you can create your own Bali garden:

Homeowners can turn their backyard into their own Bali inspired private oasis with a variety of elements – from tropical plantation, water features, pools, ornaments and a Bali hut. Greenery plays a major role in the Bali garden, so foliage and plenty of leaf plants are essential. An Aussie alternative to tropical Balinese natives includes “agave” plants that add a bold and rich look, whilst plants such as cordylines, crotons and frangipanis help to bring the tropical picture to life, added Jason.

If you require new garden walls or planter boxes, consider the Natural Impressions Duostone wall blocks from Adbri Masonry. The faces are pressed with a modern rock finish designed to replicate the appeal of natural stone. Jason also recommends incorporating “bamboo screens, trellis or brushwood as great options for adding texture to the backyard and double as a privacy screen until all plants have fully grown.

Black lava is traditionally used in villas due to being ready available, bold and robust. For an authentic look, try using Adbri Masonry’s Euro Stone in Prague for the outdoor cooking or dining space. Finish the look with a water feature or for an Aussie alternative with no running costs, opt for a feature fire pit instead.

Source: Adbri Masonry