In August 2012 I was commissioned to design a new contemporary family garden which was, at the time, a sloping and awkward site.
My brief was to create a large flat lawn area for my clients’ son on which he could play football and cricket. The main ‘must have’ was to take the inside out into the garden with spacious patio areas and low maintenance planting.
Design plans and planting schemes where approved and in Spring 2013 work commenced on the new house extensions, extensive internal alterations and the garden landscaping. It was decided to do the gardens at the same time as the building works as the required diggers were already on site.
Trees were felled and the old shrubs removed. Excavations removed 400 tons (20 lorry loads) of earth off site and then the new garden layout started to take shape. Concrete block retaining walls were built and the patio areas prepared. The block walls were colour rendered, lighting installed on the walls, steps built, copings fixed and paving laid. New turf was laid, new shrubs were planted in the prepared raised borders and the deep borders to each side of the steps were planted up with box balls and herbaceous perennials with colours to compliment the new interior decor.
I revisited the garden in June 2014. The planting was coming along but still will require a number of years before it looks its best.
GARDEN BEFORE WORKS COMMENCED 2012
GARDEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2013
FINISHED GARDEN – 2014