With clever use of new stone retaining walls, this challenging sloping garden was transformed into a very usable space, making the most of the sun that filled the garden every day. Water, level formal lawns and pathways all combined to create a calm space within an urban setting.
By working with the slope we could create a stone circular patio surrounded by contemporary planting of bamboos and grasses. In time this planting will screen the lower space from the more open decking at the higher level. The mix of hard landscaping materials combine to add interest and variation in colour and texture.
Formal brick retaining walls were used to completely change the character of this large garden, creating split level patios for the client to use socially. New cast stone balustrade and bottle profiles were used to add grandeur and a comprehensive lighting system was installed to add all hour use.
A clean modern style to this garden carried through the character of the new interior of the house to the outside space. With a young family, the client wanted low maintenance and water. Fountains were used in conjunction with hidden reservoirs to allow for this in complete safety.
Focal planting such as this buxus topiary can add elegance and class to any space, in this instance used to great effect as a focal centre piece within a Victorian front garden. Box is classical in style, perfectly suited to be used as edging to borders or as a stand-alone feature as seen here.
York stone was used to retain levels in the creation of this formal pond with waterfall. A deep pond, the client wanted to stock fish and was very pleased with the finished scheme, allowing easy safe access to the waters’ edge. The waterfall added further interest and oxygen to the lower pond.
A narrow dark strip of land was simply transformed into a space that offered a pleasant bright seating area and formal low maintenance planting. The use of Cotswold gravel contrasted very well with the clean, simple planting. Adding trellis was enough to divide the space into separate ‘rooms’.