A typical mid-Victorian terraced plot. A small child to consider in design. Client has requested that the space be divided into separate areas including a lawn, a planted area, as well as two different seating areas. The garden has a pronounced slope, and is banked on one side – the design should address this problem
This space has three separate areas. It is divided into a geometric pattern, the angular effect of which will be softened with the use of circles within the design.
Planting will consist of low maintenance evergreen shrubs and herbaceous perennials to give year round colour and interest. The garden will be divided with trellis to create a sense of intrigue. A ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ circular pattern in the design will unite the two spaces – a grass area edged with stone corners mirrored by a stone circle edged with scented chamomile.
The two circular areas are connected by a timber pergola walkway, over which a climbing plant could trail – this will enhance the sense of travelling from one space of another and serve to isolate the bottom of the garden from the rest A child’s swing area will be incorporated within this timber structure – beneath which will be a thick layer of bark chips for safety.
Raised beds constructed of used railway sleepers will give the garden a lived in feel and will resolve the problem of the banked earth to the left of the space.
New fences will be erected on the left hand side of the space – the boundary to the right of the space will be clad with reed screens.
The existing shed will be renovated with a coat of paint, a new trellis and new climbing plants.
A large deck directly behind the house will provide a spacious dining area - the circular paved area further down the garden providing an additional dining space.