A little hidden gem.

Our client had recently moved from a mature garden to a blank canvas overlooked by neighbours.

The brief outlined the need for a space which was ‘neat and tidy’ but also with some character and points of interest.

As well as screening, there was the desire to create a space for dining outside, a good-sized area of lawn, a water feature and planting to soften. The garden already housed a small office which was to be integrated into the scheme.
The design uses pleached Beech trees to create a screen and to frame the office. A ‘hedera screen’ from Mobilane covers the southern boundary, creating a tall hedge without taking up much needed lawn space.
The main terrace uses natural stone which has been laid to create a frame within which decorative tiles are laid. This creates an outdoor ‘rug’ effect upon which the table and chair sit.

At one end the patio is a simple waterbowl which has been adapted to provide the gentle sound of a trickle of water. The other end, a wall has been built which can be used as additional seating and helps to separate the office and deal with the change in levels.

The planting has a simple palette with Nepeta, Erigeron and Salvia ‘Nachtvlinder’ and further height provide by Verbena bonariensis, an Olive tree and ornamental grasses.

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