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Minimalist Garden Landscaping

Corfe Mullen, Dorset

Modern Gardens

Landscaping for a newly built house

To landscape the surrounding areas of this newly built modern house, and reflect the conceptualization of the design in the different spaces around the garden, and to incorporate an already existing hot tub and garden office. 

The Job

As this was a large plot, several areas of interest were created throughout the garden, with an emphasis on form rather than function, making them sculptural, like the house itself. The choice of materials used was deliberately limited to help with the minimalistic approach.


Opposite the entrance to the property, a path leads to a fire-pit and seating area situated within the front lawn. Four custom built identical stone thrones built from black limestone surround this oversize bonfire pit. The thrones act as large pieces of sculpture, which draw the eye on arrival at the house.
The courtyard leads to a hot tub area with surrounding composite charcoal-edged deck, and on to the garden office. The bespoke swinging day bed, which sits within the lawn, makes an interesting visual feature as well as being a place to relax and enjoy the sun. Corten steel with its rusty patina is used to form the bespoke planters and table that complement the property’s cedar façade.


Two large symmetrical planters are the crowning feature in the large courtyard. Specimen identical cloud topiary, under planted with mixed iris, hostas and grasses are an eye-catching combination set against the granite boulders and aggregate.
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