A contemporary garden design with outside entertaining area
The Brief: The existing space was sloping with only a small area for sitting out. The owner wanted a level garden with a contemporary feel. They also wanted to explore the idea of using weathered zinc somewhere in the garden. We were commissioned to design and build the garden.
We designed a layout where we excavated along the side of the house to form a much larger area for outdoor entertaining. We then used the excavated material to level up the lawn, which helped to keep costs down. Locating the seating area close to the kitchen and adjacent to a raised bed full of herbs gave a practical but relaxing setting for alfresco dining.
The lawn area was designed in a rectangular shape, which gave the garden a contemporary feel with simple, clean lines. The retaining walls throughout the garden were clad in weathered zinc, which produced a stunning contemporary look and sets it apart from other gardens.
The finishing touch was the planting – Alliums were combined with Irises, Geraniums and Astrantia to give a purple and white colour palette to compliment the existing stunning Wisteria. The plants were carefully chosen to ensure the borders look beautiful throughout all seasons of the year.
The overall result is a stunning garden with clean lines and simple beautiful planting. The garden has been levelled and zoned to provide ample space for entertaining and relaxing.
Feedback from the owner:
“I love the garden. It gives me so much pleasure and the planting is fabulous. We got exactly what we wanted.”
Here are some before images so you can see the transformation.
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