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Melbourne Club Courtyard, Melbourne

Land Design Partnership was commissioned to review this renowned Melbourne garden with a view to improving the usefulness of the space, while respecting it's magnificent and classical existing condition. The courtyard garden features three historically significant Plane trees. The protection and care of these icons was of paramount importance in the redesign and construction.

The garden incorporates new bluestone paved terraces that allow an extension of both the verandah and function rooms into the garden. Large gravel areas provide further spill out space below the trees and are complemented by the central lawn. The simplicity of the design solution contrasts the complexities of construction, on the one hand respecting the heritage values of the space and on the other, maintaining a suitable environment for the trees and lawn.

The courtyard now successfully meets the twenty first century requirements of the Club.