Gardens this size are not common but it is nice when the chance to totally remodel the whole garden comes along. The clients wanted a simple layout, not too much fuss, but quality materials and lots of colourful planting.
A large formal lawn is framed by a York stone slab path which leads to a sunken garden around an old Cherry tree. A circular Teak bench is installed around the trunk of the tree. Mixed borders line each side of the lawn and provide lots of colour from April through to October. The existing terrace was remodelled to allow a larger paved area which was centralised relative to the new patio doors on the house. This leads onto broad steps that pass through a rose garden edged with Lavender.
A children’s garden was created in another area, with a climbing frame set among a series of mown paths flowing through a wildflower meadow.
The front garden was changed to allow more parking with a large central border that wrapped around the boundary, resin bound gravel drive edged with Yorkstone kerb and Yorkstone tumbled setts forming focal panels of paving in front of the house and at the head of the drive. Subtle lighting spotlights feature planting at the front to make the house more welcoming.