The client was in need of a new garden design after the building of a house extension.
The brief was for a low maintenance garden populated by a large volume of plants displaying all year interest with no lawn and a play area with a slide, swings and soft play mat for their children to utilise.
The garden displays flower beds formed with elegant sweeping curved lines, planted with a lush variety of grasses, perennials, bulbs and fruit trees, a selection of fragrant climbers is trained on the on the boundary fencing. Dark slate chippings, with interspersed stepping stones, were used for ground cover. The chippings offer an elegant contrast to the pink and white planting palette – the stepping stones provide a perfect match to the patio area.
A small space for growing edibles was also requested – this was achieved by constructing a raised bed, planted with a selection of herbs and fruit including mint, raspberries and strawberries, It has since been a great success with the client’s daughters.
A play area positioned at the rear of the garden with a slide, swings and soft playmats. A row of Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ is used to divide the play area from the main garden.