Paul Bangay’s Stonefields garden design

The grand scale of Paul Bangay's Stonefields garden design is truly stunning

Paul Bangay’s Stonefields exists on a truly spectacular scale. The home and gardens he’s created are homage to a lifetime’s work and will remain for generations to enjoy. His traditional garden style displays a plethora of tress, grasses, flowers and herbs. Fine pebble paths weave through gardens, ponds and pools break up large expanses on lawn and structured formal gardens are contrasted with wide open natural spaces.

your outdoor garden design starts here

So you’re looking for garden landscape ideas or maybe you’re undertaking a new outdoor patio design; the best place to start is by looking at images and identifying what you like and what you don’t.

Consider how you’d like to use the space and what sort of overall effect you’re looking to create. Are you after a calming, relaxing garden or will you be using your outdoor space for regular entertaining and parties? Do you have a family to accommodate, or would you like to put in a pool? Thinking about these larger concepts at the beginning of your planning helps immeasurably to ensure you design a space that complements your lifestyle.

Once you’ve worked out the overall aesthetics, it’s important to consider a few of the practicalities. A beautiful and functional outdoor space  will be used all year round. Think organic, tumbled travertine and limestone for beautiful light and airy courtyards, a dense granite works beautifully around a BBQ area while concrete pavers mean you have a huge colour spectrum to choose between. Low retaining walls work wonders for breaking up a space and giving a garden levels and depth while higher stone walls can provide some privacy from your neighbours. Finish off the look with planting that complements both your design aesthetic and your lifestyle along with some comfortable outdoor furniture and your outdoor room is complete.

Don’t forget that the best way to really articulate what you’re looking for is to gather a whole bunch of garden landscape ideas before you talk to your landscape designer. Show them what appeals to you and what kinds of things might suit your home. They’ll use these garden ideas as a way to navigate through options and when it comes to outdoor paving ideas, the same is true. When you come into one of our design showrooms to select your outdoor paving tiles, show us the proposed designs for your space (or what it currently looks like if it’s already finished) so that we can help you pick out the outdoor paving that is best suited to your design.

Whether it’s natural stone and granite or sandstone paving, a natural stone tile is always the best selection if you’re wanting to create a design that will complement the home, be sympathetic to wear and age beautifully. If you’ve had a good look through and you’re still not sure which outdoor paving ideas are best for your place, come and talk to us. We’re the stone specialists.


Landscape Designer

Paul Bangay