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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.

OUR VISION AND BRIEF

PAVING | Sawn Grey Sandstone

 

PADDLESTONES | Black Quartz

 

WALLING | Anthracite Clay Pavers

 

EDGING | Steel Edging

KEY MATERIALS

HEDGE | Carpinus betulus

 

Pinus mugo

 

Sisyrinchium striatum

 

Salvia nemorosa 'May Night'

 

Rose 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'

KEY PLANTS

 

 

 

 

MODERN SUBURBAN

GARDEN

 

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