When we first came to this garden it was entirely covered with a split level wooden deck and sparsely planted with just a few pots here and there. Our first decision was to raise the entire garden to the level of the newly installed bi-fold doors leading to the kitchen extension, resulting in a more seamless transition from the house to outside. The garden was next divided into two distinct zones comprising of a new hardwood deck as you step from the house which then leads to a limestone paved area to the rear of the garden, complete with a cantilevered bench affixed to large raised planters. A storage shed screened with cedar trellis and trained Jasmine climbers was included for the client’s bicycles. New planting to one side and the existing almond tree on the other created a divider between the two areas. Fragrant Lavender was planted for the lovely scent it provides.
The overlooking flats at the rear of the property were partly screened with a tall Prunus tree and the addition of a cedar trellis, giving extra height to the yellow stock brick wall, also increases privacy.
New lighting was installed in the planting beds allowing the garden to be enjoyed into the evening.
The space has been transformed from a stark, unwelcoming area to an inviting garden of warm hues, scent and colour for relaxing or entertaining.