These clients had recently moved into their house and knew they wanted to transform their garden but didn’t know where to start. They knew they needed some professional help.
They dreamt of a colourful garden that was easy to care for and wildlife friendly with more privacy, space to grow their own vegetables, space to relax and to entertain their family and friends and somewhere to sit and enjoy the evening sun warmed by a fire pit.
We used mood boards to explore ideas for seating areas, ways of creating privacy and ways we could encourage more wildlife into the garden.
This is the Master Layout Plan for the garden, with the house on the left of the plan. We have added a small terrace in the sunny area beside the back door, making a perfect spot for breakfast or a quick drink outside. Nearby there is the new kitchen garden with a greenhouse. There is a larger terrace with a fire pit positioned to catch the evening sun, which will be perfect for long summer evenings. Further down the garden there is a large terrace large enough for family and friends to share a meal.
At the far end of the garden, on the right, there are some new evergreen shrubs and trees which will provide the extra privacy the owners were looking for. There is also a new wildlife pond and a bench under tree.
The owners wanted a colourful garden so there are lots of colourful plants. Most of them will only need to be cut back once a year. The picture on the right gives an idea of the planting around the fire pit terrace.
What did the owners say?
“Your design process made us really think about how we want to use the garden and get the most out of it for ourselves, not just do something that looks good”