Our client approached us wanting to make better use of an overlooked rear garden and an open front garden to create usable private spaces for entertaining and relaxing.
The back garden design has a sunken entertaining area, to aid in privacy and to create drama, including a cantilevered kitchen area and seating with vertical sleepers acting as a retaining wall. The sleeper wall flows up from garden level to match the neighbouring wall height and then back down to garden level.
New fencing was added, which ran above existing stone wall with horizontal slats to contrast with the stone and to match the sleeper wall. A bespoke sleeper planter has 3 silver birches to act as a barrier between the neighbouring plot and to add some movement.
A new carport was the main request, with lockable gates to give an increased amount of security and act as a weather screen over the parking area and for the steps leading down to a basement.
The front garden design has added a new hedge along the front edge to give privacy from a busy road and to allow the space to be used all year round. A new terraced area has been added to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the sun rise. 2 new pools with a connecting rill give energy and sound to the space as well as acting as a place to dip your feet on a hot summer’s day.
New low maintenance planting has been used to soften the areas in both gardens as well as giving privacy with the use of a number of new trees giving all year round interest.