20 years on

and still going strong...

A commemorative Rose Tower heralded the birth of Gardens Of Steel 


A recent photograph of a project completed during our first year - a Garden Arch and Garden Lattice panels to a Wisteria at the rear of a Kew property in Melbourne.
The first of many Wisterias we have been involved with. On this occasion the finish was naturally rusted steel which will happily rust for very many more years.


A Tiny Gem in Moonee Ponds

One of our smallest custom projects.
The briefing was to replace an old timber pergola with a Steel Pergola, that would protect and hold the ancient vine forever.
The chosen finish was unpainted galvanised steel. The old brick fireplace is to be reinstated as a barbecue and will feature in this delightful and very productive backyard.


The Gift of a New Steel Pergola for the Grand Old Lady of Hawthorn

A mixture of colonial and early Victorian, this National Trust property was completely renovated. The project included the addition of a Gardens Of Steel Pergola, located over the entertainment area. The support posts are original and were retrieved from a renovated section of the building.


Stunning Steel and Views to Die for at Studley Park



The black hand painted Steel Pergola
and extensive handrails give definition to this renovated 30's dwelling.
Laser cut brackets, deco style fittings and tiered feet were a feature of the concept.


Steel Pergola and Garden Lattice for One of St Kilda’s Finest


Built in the 1860's, this Victorian beauty required a strong visual focus for it's entertainment area. This Steel Pergola was one of our largest projects at the time. Our Woven Steel Garden Lattice softened the structural steel and would support the clients beloved wisterias.
All pergola finishes were hand painted in the colour ‘monument’.




Bring on the Pool Side Roses


A stunning design concept around this Mentone, bayside pool. Fourteen cantilevered Steel Garden Archways will gradually support climbing roses, ensuring both shade and privacy for the family. A combination of contemporary and traditional components were used in the construction with striking results. All steel was hand finished in black. We will continue to watch this one with pride over it's many evolving years.


Landscape design: Vivid Landscapes


Mathematics and beautiful rust

  As we often say ‘The mathematics go a long way towards a
successful project’.
We were certainly put to the test with this project, as the client
is a mathematician with a passion for petals, as well as rusted steel.
What better for a corner concept in this made-over sixties residence.
From an initial drawing on graph paper, we developed a delightful Rusting Steel Pergola - sweeping curves on different elevated levels, all locked together with laser cut decals.

  Design - Teresa Lennie



A much loved space transformed for summer



“This is where our family and friends spend much of our free time together”.
This busy Lower Plenty family, chose a wrought iron pergola, reflecting the Spanish style architecture of the residence.
Large planters were designed to soften the area.
A project which will evolve beautifully over the years, with climbers to be in place and furniture to be re instated, all in time for those glorious summer days.


Landscape Design / Pool fence concept - Jim Fogarty
Landscaping - John Bott Landscapes


It just had to be rusted


With red brick walls, stained red decking and red brick paving, the choice was easy - a stunning Rusted Steel Pergola 
Two Pergolas, a simple fence and gate to keep in, you guessed it, two red dogs.
The double support posts and minimalist approach to the design, married superbly with the low profile of the contemporary architecture.
A short time on from completion and the rusted steel finish has aged beautifully and the plantings are at their very best.
What a space and real triumph for this Glen Iris courtyard in Melbourne.



A year later and a little closer to Tuscany


The client's had experienced the delights of both Italy and the south of France.
Our brief was to bring some of these delights into a small Glen Iris backyard in Melbourne.
“It has to be rusted steel and allowed to age like a fine wine”. The grapes are now well on their way towards covering this petite four poster.
The fond memories of journeys abroad will live on forever.


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