I was engaged by this lovely family to consolidate a ‘wraparound garden’ that was compartmentalised into a front, side and rear garden to add flow and interest whilst complimenting the ‘mock tudor’ styling of the exterior architecture with a more modern feel. I felt that the garden needed to have the cleanliness of a modern, linear format which worked with the architecture of the building and the materials, planting and styling needed to soften the overall effect to give the garden an element of the traditional.
We chose white render for the built features; the new entrance gate and overthrows and the backdrop walling to the deck, black limestone (sealed to optimise the colour) and bamboo decking to add warmth and texture. The planting was used to create security and privacy, continuing the existing, mature Leylandii hedging around the perimeter, having removed a walled section between the back garden and side garden which added to the flow around the space from front to side, to back garden.
Planting in the front section of the garden was laid to box hedging which suited the old style building and added to the formal layout, creating focal points in the form of ‘parterre’ with softer interior planting of grasses for movement and herbaceous perennials for colour and interest.
The rear garden continued the theme of box and colourful perennials and grasses adding much needed colour to the scheme and to ensure year round multi-seasonal interest.
Rosa ‘Gertrude Jekyll’
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’
Bamboo decking supplied by : www.bamboohome.co.uk
Black Limestone (kota black) sealed for optimum colour, pointed using light grey mortar for contrast
Render by Weber (monocouche through colour white)
Fire Pit from good old B & Q !