It is a pleasure to work with people in like-minded professions and our client for this project was an architect. We work with lots of architects on projects but rarely get to have an influence on the design of their own gardens.
The house sits towards the back of the plot with most of the garden to the front - an area we have contracted for 2017. The whole rear garden is raised up from the house with the exception of the main patio space and gravel area which is backed by a large brick wall placed to hide the roof of the next door property.
A large deck complete with modern garden room fills one side, with the transition space between, filled with clipped Buxus and a sunken Gallium pit complete with boulder stepping stone. This is very much a space for the kids with lawn, sunken trampoline and tree house. The planting is semi-shade tolerant but also block-based with the Pennisetum, Buxus and Gallium. There is also plenty of lighting which transforms it into a great space to both look out on but also use and enjoy at night.
SETTS | Granite Setts
PAVING | Granite
DECKING | Yellow Balau
EDGING | Steel Edging
SHRUB | Buxus sempervirens
PERENNIAL | Gallium odoratum 'Sweet Woodruff'
GRASS | Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
SHRUB | Sarcococca confusa