We transformed this garden from a children’s play area, complete with trampoline and swings into an elegant, flexible space breaking up the whole into different areas for a variety of activities.
We installed one of our custom designed decks to provide an stylish space for entertaining, and created a new planting border to provide both visual and sensory interest. We achieved this with some strong planting and strategic lighting to allow the client to gain maximum benefit from the garden late into the night, and the uplighting gives a wonderfully theatrical effect.
The retaining wall divides up the garden, making the large border the main feature from the viewpoint of anyone seated on the deck. The lower terrace has an Ipe corner seat with an inbuilt planter so that you can get ‘up close’ to the planting and enjoy the scents given off by the flowers selected for this area. We also created a small water feature to add the relaxing sound of running water making it an ideal spot for afternoon reading or catching up on a few zzz’s. Since we also installed an electrical point our lucky client can now play music or even work on a laptop without dragging long cables across the lawn. I think we pretty much thought of everything on this one!
The 40m2 of Balau decking gives the garden a lavish finish and, as well as being safe and practical, this decking provides a wonderful sun trap which the whole family can enjoy.
One of the things that brought this project even closer to our hearts is that all the digging had to be carried out entirely by hand as we couldn’t get a digger into the garden!