A Garden of Splendour
As with all our projects, this garden transformation took a lot of thought and consideration. The clients were keen to create separate sections in the garden, without compromising the feel of spaciousness and access; easier said than done on a long, narrow plot which slopes down towards the property!
The existing decking, paving and cracked rendered walling was dismantled and removed from the site to allow us to start over with a blank canvas. The sweeping steps which take you up from the house lead to the main terrace, which lends itself to entertaining and dining as it is very close to the house and kitchen.
This terrace has been laid using an Indian natural stone product with hand carved edges, which provides a rustic, characterful appearance. Using the mixed sizes of paving, and laying them in a totally random style, adds to the unique appearance of this section of the garden.
We selected a Victorian blue reclaimed brick to pick up the brickwork seen in the house itself, which dates back to the pre 1900s, to construct dwarf walls around the terrace to provide scope for diverse planting which will encourage a wide spectrum of wildlife virtually on the doorstep!
We sourced and supplied ‘hit and miss’ style fencing, which offers the perfect backdrop, without blocking the sunlight. The fencing has also been used to create a sense of wonder, which also deflects the eye from gazing directly up the garden.
The original lawn area was tired and worn from years of young children racing around, and an old climbing frame was removed from the site.
We prepared and levelled this middle section of the garden to create an open, minimalist space with a lush new turfed lawn and with a variety of evergreen planting around the boundaries, to offer year- round privacy.
The Indian natural stone slabs were laid to create a path which links the bottom terrace to the top of the garden, with the small detailing of a blue brick edge to continue the theme around the whole area.
The top of the garden has a totally different feel to it! However, by continuing the detailing of Victorian blue brick step risers and edging, we have opened up a whole new array of cladding and paving options for this upper tier.
The clients decided they wanted a more contemporary feel with some true ‘wow factor’ without losing sight of the flow of the garden. They chose a total polar- opposite selection of products for the top terrace; large single size Italian porcelain slabs (1m x 50cm), laid in a staggered, uniformed formation with a cladded porcelain bench on either side.
As you will see, the inclusion of a 2m high panel of rust coloured slate cladding as a backdrop to the porcelain terrace- and indeed to the whole garden- creates a fantastic feature which can be admired from close up or indeed from the kitchen window at the very bottom of the garden!
With the horizontal boards of ‘hit and miss’ fence panels behind the porcelain benches, the precision, care and attention we have taken with the many clinical cuts involved when working with these superior cladding and porcelain products are highlighted.
We hope this family enjoy many days and nights sipping cocktails and barbecuing for years to come!
A Garden of Splendour As with all our projects, this garden transformation took a lot of thought and consideration. The clients were keen to create separate sections in the garden, without compromising the feel of spaciousness and access; easier said than done on a long, narrow plot which slopes down towards the property! The existing […]