Haberfield Gardens, Federation Style


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Federation gardens used collections of different plants, and often used hedging of Privet.
  • "Stands of trees, such as the Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) were used as hedges.
  • The inclusion of specimen trees, such as liquidambars, jacarandas and oaks, were also a common sight in this style of garden and were planted if the room was available.
  • Exotic looking palms, such as the fan palms (Trachycarpus fortunei), were also found in federation gardens." -Don Burke
  • Plants were selected to produce year-round colour and interest in the local climate conditions.
    • Initially, evergreen trees were used, but the denseness of shade led to increasing popularity of deciduous trees such as jacaranda, flowering plum and peppercorn.[9]
    • Palms often framed the garden vista, and the native Cootamundra wattle was popular, as were shrubs such as Camellias and standard roses.[9] Conservatories contained begonias and adiantum ferns

1. Feature Ornamental Shrubs

Magnolia in bloom and wintering frangipanni at 9 Boomerang Street, note framing palms
Magnolia in bloom and wintering frangipanni at 9 Boomerang Street, note framing palms





























Prunus feature in Kingston Street
Prunus feature in Kingston Street

Waratah Avenue in full flower,  note framing palms
Waratah Avenue in full flower, note framing palms

Magnolia with hedging at 53 Dudley Street
Magnolia with hedging at 53 Dudley Street



Poinsettia in Boomerang Street
Poinsettia in Boomerang Street


10 Denman Avenue showing feature frangipanni
10 Denman Avenue showing feature frangipanni


2. Colourful Borders

41 Boomerang Street in early Spring
41 Boomerang Street in early Spring


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Wisteria at 18 Barton Avenue
Wisteria at 18 Barton Avenue


3. Eclectic Planting


80 Kingston  Street with foreground of 78 Kingston Street
80 Kingston Street with foreground of 78 Kingston Street
Denman Avenue with ornamental splendour
Denman Avenue with ornamental splendour

29 Turner Street with wonderful Azalea
29 Turner Street with wonderful Azalea


4. Specimen Trees

Norfolk pine at left, Cootamundra wattle at centre, very treed garden at 18 Stanton Road
Norfolk pine at left, Cootamundra wattle at centre, very treed garden at 18 Stanton Road

Specimen Palms at 27 Stanton Road
Specimen Palms at 27 Stanton Road

Liquid amber in Boomerang Street
Liquid amber in Boomerang Street

Specimen ghost gum shading the turret at 20 Stanton Road
Specimen ghost gum shading the turret at 20 Stanton Road

Specimen pines in Stanton Road
Specimen pines in Stanton Road

5. Hedging

14 Deakin Avenue with flowering climbers, specimen palm at left!
14 Deakin Avenue with flowering climbers, specimen palm at left!

Well defined hedged borders at 11 Rogers Avenue
Well defined hedged borders at 11 Rogers Avenue


Unusual hedge separating public front from private front garden at 49 Boomerang Street Haberfield
Unusual hedge separating public front from private front garden at 49 Boomerang Street Haberfield
The typical formal Federation hedge, note framing palms at left
The typical formal Federation hedge, note framing palms at left
The ultimate fence as hedge - very very clever
The ultimate fence as hedge - very very clever

Hedging as a feature of fencing
Hedging as a feature of fencing