Fern Street Gerringong

Client:  John Doe
Year Completed: 2014

The key driver in the design of this family garden in Gerringong on the South Coast of NSW was the idea of creating a multifunctional space for the whole family. The backyard its self, while being relatively small, was designed to create several individual spaces each with their own character and use, independent from the rest.  A large deck extending off the back of the house provides a formal outdoor entertaining space with a view over the backyard ideal for supervising children playing in the yard.

For the kids, a timber cubby house was constructed adjacent to the level grassed area ideal which is ideal for games and activities. An above ground pool has been cleverly integrated to sit level with the grassed area and features relaxation decks. For evenings and the cooler season, a paved sitting space complete with a fire pit makes a cosy place for the family to relax.

A semi tropical Balinese plant palette was adapted to provide a lush green backdrop and some privacy to the spaces but also to enhance the vibe of relaxation and sense of escape when entering the yard –  a private tropical oasis.




Our expert team are the cool climate garden specialists, having created elegant landscapes throughout the region, including Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Robertson.


We design and construct landscapes that are sensitive to the stunning locations of this particular region, from escarpment foothills and coastal clifftops to rural pasture lands.


Our experience across the Illawarra has led us to adapt our design to various locations across Wollongong.


Jake and his team provided an excellent service from day one. We approached them originally for a landscape design only, this then led to construction and now on going maintenance. We can not fault the service provided.


- Rod, Berry

We were extremely happy with the results from the Loco Team. From start to finish nothing was a problem and everything was completed on time, as promised and to a great standard. The boys really went the extra mile to put the finishing touches on the project and ensure we were completely satisfied.


- Hyell & Rani, Far Meadow

I was initially a bit overwhelmed by the thought of having our gardens constructed and not knowing what to expect but Jake and his team put me at ease and listened to my ideas, walking me through the process, keeping me informed throughout the project. The end result was better than we could have imagined. Thanks to the team at Loco for going above and beyond when creating our beautiful space for us to enjoy.


- Bill, Gerringong

Watching our garden being transformed by Jake and the Loco crew was great to witness. Jake was very easy to work with and informative providing insight into what works in our areas and suggestions on utilising space to suit our needs. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end.


- Caroline, Bowral

With no real idea of what we wanted from our property and garden we approached Loco Landscape Design Studio who were extremely helpful and prompt with creating an amazing design which then developed into construction. We now have an amazing garden that caters for our whole family's needs.


- Kate, Bulli