Year Completed: 2008
Size: 600 sqm
This garden is wider than it is long and is overlooked by the flank of a neighbouring house.
It also faces north-west and the clients wanted a sunny space to dine and entertain. A large part of the garden was wasted with impenetrable bushes and large trees and this created a big opportunity for the design.
The new design took the interest widthwise along the longest dimension by opening up the woodland area so that the main garden naturally blended into it.
A contemporary stone clad wall curved across the garden around the new sunny terrace. The changed focus of the garden and creative screen negated the impact of the neighbouring building so the garden no longer felt overlooked.
The clients were keen to encourage wildlife but wanted the garden to be smart and contemporary and to provide an oasis for people too.
A water bowl with beautiful sculpted lead spout created the gentle sound of running water close to the house and terrace. A secondary seating area faces east to enjoy morning coffee and the long views along the garden. A smart side terrace, woodland walk, sculpted ‘bug hotels’ and a carefully concealed shed and utility area completed the new garden.