Landscape

It begins with the land

The well known history of Underbank as a stud farm is being kept alive and reimagined throughout the landscape and community design.
As a natural environment, this area has thrived for thousands of years. Now, as it becomes the home of a new community, the waterways, the plant life and the unique topography will remain as a key feature of tomorrow’s Underbank. The masterplan, the individual houses and the landscapes have been designed to work in harmony with the unique features of the land.

Home landscaping

When you choose to live at Underbank, you receive a complimentary garden package meticulously designed by landscape architects.
Three unique garden palettes are yours for the choosing, ranging from the Bushland, to the Contemporary to the Water Wise. Each one, though sustainable and suitable for the Underbank location.

Landscape Package A

Bushland Garden
The Bushland Garden features many traditional bushland varieties often seen in the native area. This includes hardy flowering shrubs that add colour to the garden, and native grasses that look great all year round. The mixture of colour and textures blends in seamlessly with the natural stepping stones and tuscan topping.

Landscape Package B

Contemporary Native Garden
The Contemporary Native Garden features an amazing variety of local species that are unique to the landscape. This includes flowering trees that add colour to the garden, native grasses and small but beautifully simple flowering ground cover. This pallette perfectly compliments the modern home.

Landscape Package C

Arid Water Wise Garden
The Arid Water Wise Garden features beautiful native AridSmart plants to create a stunning low maintenance garden. The plants that will adorn your garden includes robust evergreen shrubs, leafy trees and decedent succulents. Best of all, this type of garden will use very little water once its established so it will look great all year round.

Landscape philosophy

Unlike many other developments, Underbank boasts a range of existing natural assets that can be reinvigorated and incorporated into the new masterplan environment, enhancing the natural setting for residents.
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A rich history. A new chapter.

Unique character and undeniable charm forms an inspiring backdrop for the new Underbank.

Underbank has long been remembered as a successful stud farm. Former stables, fences, trees and parts of the site’s history are being respectfully incorporated within the community’s masterplan. New landscape design elements, from signage to public artworks, will also draw upon the proud heritage of Underbank. The original owner of the area known as Underbank was John Lyle who purchased it in 1864. Three generations of Lyles would live at the Underbank farm.
More recently as a stud farm, Underbank is remembered as a place for racehorses to be spelled, the production of hay, horse agistment and low intensity grazing of other stock. The most famous name associated with Underbank is Phar Lap, however, many other champion horses spent time here, including the two-time Melbourne Cup winner, Peter Pan.