The Stratford Garden Design Briefing
The client wishes to transform the space simply, using paving and lawn.
Existing boundaries are mostly sound and require no renovation or screening.
Client would like to keep existing shed.
There is no access to the garden other than through the house - however there is an area at the bottom of the garden where items could be brought into the space.
There is a brick built BBQ which the client would like to keep.
The Stratford Garden Design Solution
The design uses a simple circular theme, creating several focal areas to make the most of the limited space.The main area of the garden will feature three paved circles, all in Haworth Moor Natural Sandstone. The first will be a three ring circle, creating a solid paved area suitable for dining and entertaining. The remaining two circles will consist of an outer ring of Haworth Moor paving, within which turf will be laid to create an informal and decorative effect.
The area directly outside the house will be laid with Haworth Moor Natural Sandstone paving in a random pattern, giving a larger hard area for dining and the display of ornamentation and potted plants.
The planting scheme is designed to blur the boundaries somewhat, helping to create an illusion of space. Planting will take the form of evergreen shrubbery and flowering perennials in a variety of colours, with a young Cherry Blossom taking centre stage in the right hand corner of the space.
The existing slabs will be cleaned and used to pave the area at the bottom of the garden. This area will be screened from the garden proper with trellis, and can be used as a utility area in which to house the existing shed.
The Stratford Garden Design Testimonial
“From the moment we met Kat we felt Earth Designs were the right team to work on our garden. Kat’s ability to really hear what we wanted and the knowledge to realise and enhance the dream was outstanding.
The team that worked on the garden were a really great bunch. Even my neighbours commented on how friendly and hard working they were - ‘they just never stopped’, was a common statement. They worked long days and even weekends to complete the garden within the planned schedule.
We were away the weekend the garden was finished and I was so excited about coming home and seeing everything complete. My husband and I walked out the back door and what we saw was breath taking. I had always mocked those people that cried at the reveal on home improvement programmes yet I was now standing with a tear in my eye.
We were also given a comprehensive after care pack, which has helped us to look after the garden and maintain our sanctuary.
Earth Design’s are a company I would happily recommend to anyone. They were professional, hard working, extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to have met.”