West Ham Garden design delivered to match the retro interior.

Jason needed a West Ham Garden design to match the great interior styling. He has plans to re design the ground floor of the property and wanted to complete the works on the garden prior to the interior.

West Ham Garden Design needed
West Ham Garden Design needed

The Brief

This garden has been well used and much loved. It has a few thriving established plants in it, although the space is generally somewhat overgrown and dilapidated. The area towards the back of the garden is slightly raised and dominated by a large timber shed. The client would like to improve the view from the interior of the house with something more stylish and desirable. The inside of the property has good symmetry with retro undertones and the client would like that reflected in the outside space. Some of the larger shrubs should be retained.

West Ham garden design sketches of ideas
West Ham garden design sketches of ideas

Inside and outside

The design seeks to unite the interior with the exterior. The client is considering replacing the interior flooring and to enable flow through to the outdoor paving we would recommend using non-slip porcelain tile, which have the advantage of universal suitability and a wide range of choice.

The same paving will be used internally and externally
The same paving will be used internally and externally

The main patio

The paving will be replaced in the area adjoining the back door and extend up the garden to create a larger patio area. To the left of this, will be a planting bed containing the existing mahonia. In front of the mahonia in the corner of the bed will be a tall Corten steel fire pit, positioned to provide heat to both sections of paving.

The main patio for relaxing
The main patio for relaxing

Feature walls

In the bed behind the mahonia will be three tall Corten steel decorative panels, which will frame a lower black fibreglass wall in front, which will in turn frame a 600mm cube concrete effect fibreglass planter. This will be planted with the client’s existing palm. The raised area at the back of the garden will be retained with a new low retaining wall and accessed by a single step on the right-hand side

Feature walls add layers and create depth
Feature walls add layers and create depth

Added texture

The planting bed in this area be dressed with Scottish cobbles. Grey ‘Naturals’ matt textured Perspex panels will be used to clad the fences. To the right of the extended paving the existing box hedge will be removed but the established banana and tree fern will remain. This area will be underplanted and mulched with Scottish cobbles. The patio will be large enough to accommodate sofa style outdoor seating.

Texture comes from a variety of materials
Texture comes from a variety of materials

The back of the garden

The raised area will be paved with porcelain tiles to match the area adjoining the house. A bench seat and eclectic mix of furniture can be used to create a second seating area. Another black fibreglass wall and concrete effect fibreglass planter will be installed in a bed in front of the raised area to further tie to the front and back sections of the garden together.

Space at the bottom of the garden
Space at the bottom of the garden

Planting

The central section of the garden will be laid with a large rectangular artificial lawn.I
Planting will focus on leaf shape and colour with splashes of yellow. Tropical and slightly retro, the planting has been selected to provide year round interest.

Planting is fresh and evergreen in mainly greens and yellows
Planting is fresh and evergreen in mainly greens and yellows

Need a garden designer?

If you live in East London and are looking for a West Ham garden design, do please get in touch to see how Earth Designs can transform your space.

Inspirations from Mid century Scandi furniture, Glasshouse at Kew Gardens and Marion Dorn rugs
Inspirations from Mid century Scandi furniture, Glasshouse at Kew Gardens and Marion Dorn rugs
Dark colours, texture and greens make for a dramatic scheme
Dark colours, texture and greens make for a dramatic scheme
Scale plan detailing the design
Scale plan detailing the design
A variety of different angles shows the client the garden layout
A variety of different angles shows the client the garden layout
Planting is bright and punchy against black fences.
Planting is bright and punchy against black fences.

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