To design a garden that could be enjoyed by a medium
sized family, with an area for alfresco dining and enough space for the
children to play in.
As the plot was an unusual shape it made
sense to make the centre of the garden the hub of activity. An exposed
framed-roof oak gazebo is the main feature, and the built-in
sandstone bench and bespoke oak table provide ample room for dining outside and
for relaxing and viewing the rest of the garden.
An hourglass shaped path with its alternating
sandstone and aggregate pattern, leads to a fire-pit area with a steel fire
bowl and curved stone benches, which reflect the stonework used elsewhere in
Several varieties of ornamental trees are used in the
border, bringing vibrant spring colour and beautiful foliage throughout the
following months. An abundance of spring and summer flowering perennials
introduce a mass of colour and aromas into the garden which contrast
beautifully with the orderly, clean cut Buxus topiary.