Outcrop House, Palm Beach

Pepo Botanic Design - Outcrop House


Palm Beach, Sydney

Project Type

Design & InstallationMaintenance

Project Team

Landscape Designer

Nicola Cameron, Josh Arkey


Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Garden Installation & Care

Pepo Botanic Design


Nick Bowers



Silver TLA Residential Design over 200m2
Bronze TLA Residential Maintenance up to 100m2


Gold LDI Design Awards - Plantscape
Silver LDI Design Awards - Landscape Management
Finalist LDI Design Awards - Landscape Designer of the Year - Residential

Resting gently on a hilltop in Palm Beach overlooking beautiful Whale Beach, this garden feels like it belongs. It enhances the sense of place – almost like it has evolved naturally from the earth over time, in accord with the rocky outcrops and sandy beaches below.

Harmonising new design elements with the natural environment and an existing garden scheme was the key to creating a practical and aesthetically pleasing landscape. At the heart of the development was the need to integrate existing features, such as a yoga deck, steel rods lining the pathways and sculptural pieces that had been carefully placed within the space.

Given the demands of the steep site, the plant palette includes varieties that are environmentally sensitive and help to stabilise the hillside and prevent erosion. Our selection includes Doryanthes excelsa (Gymea Lily) and Rhagodia spinescens (Spiny Saltbush), with clusters of Casuarina glauca ‘Green Wave’ (Casuarina She-Oaks) shaped into balls to mimic the rocky landforms and undulating landscape. They also speak to the striking architecture of the house designed by Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

Each element of this striking garden has been connected and carefully considered to create a peaceful retreat for our clients and provide a habitat for native birds and insects.

Read a feature about the garden at Outcrop House on The Design Files. Read the case study of this garden to find out more.

The Design Files

A Sculptural Cliffside Garden With Waterfront Views In Palm Beach ... Read more

Outcrop House: A Case Study

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