Inspired By Nature

Year Completed: 2009
Size: 650 sqm
Location: Claygate
As featured on Gardeners’ World BBC TV in March 2016

This is our own garden, the main constraint was its irregular shape and as the BBC pointed out in their episode of Gardener’s World, presented a particular design challenge.

A wildlife pond and beautiful hardwood deck creates a view point from the garden studio and separate seating areas provide a morning coffee area tucked into the planting and a larger sunny terrace for dining and evening BBQs.

A large organic species rich lawn provides space for family games with the added benefit of flowers for bees and foraging opportunities for ground feeding birds.

Curving paths lead around the garden and create a sense of movement. Planting curves around the lawn like a hug and the strong curved shapes within the garden distract from the shape of the plot.

Before and After

Photography © Sean Ellis