An urban garden of a renovated mid-century house with a brief from the cleint to create a garden that picked up on the linear design of the house and connected with the newly re-vamped interior. This gave us a wonderful oppportunity to try and pick up on some of that mid-century design style whilst keeping the spaces clean and modern.
The large plane of water formed the main axis through the garden and lined up with the dining room window. The focal point at the end of the garden was a retro concrete block wall giving a nod to the era of the house. Adjacent to the water plane was a large gravel seating area and herbaceous planting beds. The boundary fences were covered with Hornbeam hedging and a mature Silver birch and Magnolia tree where retained. Down by the house, a low wall enclosed the patio space and also formed a permanent fireplace.
The planting was designed to be a mixture of old and new, formal and informal. Pinus mugo, box balls, Hebe rakiensis, Santolina rosmarinfolia and potentilla formed a base shrub structure whilst roses and peonies bring blousy old school colour. Sisyrinchium was then used as an alterntive to a more classic iris.
PAVING | Sawn Grey Sandstone
PADDLESTONES | Black Quartz
WALLING | Anthracite Clay Pavers
EDGING | Steel Edging
HEDGE | Carpinus betulus
Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'
Rose 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'