From the Earthwork landscapers website:

“A mere 15 years ago these clients bought this property as a bare undulating-to-steep paddock and set about transforming it into a place where they could eventually live and retire to.

“There were some small remnant bush areas remaining and a quite a few scattered Kohekohe trees in the paddocks so these were fenced off from grazing and planted around to create dense, lush forested areas.

“The driveway design meanders around the hills, down though a couple of shallow gullies which were crossed with culverts, and up past the ponds created with dams and some excavation. Areas along the route were set aside for paddocks, an olive grove and a tennis court.”

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