A new garden was needed after the clients’ house was extended. A particular challenge here was that the garden at the back fence rose to 1.8 metres higher than the ground floor of the house. The clients wanted a space where all the land could be accessible and useful.
The garden of this house was barely used after the extension had been built, because the end of the garden by the back fence was 1.8 metres higher than the ground level. This made it very difficult to manage.
Excavation was done to create a delightful, sunny patio for sunbathing and socialising. A large, bespoke timber structure was built to disguise and soften the appearance of the next-door neighbour’s house wall.
A lower level was created with a lawn. Gabion baskets filled with decorative cobbles created a walling edge along the sides of the garden. Upright oak sleepers also featured along with smooth sandstone steps that lead up to a G&T terrace, with fixed bespoke seating, smooth sandstone paving, ornamental gravel, planting beds and a glass balustrade.
The planting scheme was designed to create lots of year-round colour and interest.
The final result was a smart, contemporary finish with the creation of a private, social space. All areas of the garden can now be reached easily and serve a purpose.