The client wanted a contemporary garden, as an extension of the house, and the brief was simple: “create a reason to go outside.”
The lawn was replaced with gravel and paving installed to lead to a pergola and decking area. The raised bed creates added interest and additional seating for social gatherings. And a reflective pool surrounded by Buxus adds a contemporary focal point to the garden as well as bringing added light in.
The fencing was stained to help it recede into the background so the eye focuses on the features in the garden instead of an orange fence. And the planting softens the boundaries and will also disguise the shed, with fragrant climbers planted around the pergola to create a scented and sheltered area in this very sunny site.