The keen gardener

The clients have lived at the property for a few years, and as the keen gardener, they wanted to utilise the wasted space they had in their garden and renovate the area.

The keen gardener - sketch design

The brief 

The keen gardener needs help. The garden contains several plants, many of which are crammed into beds that lack the space to show them at their best. There is a secluded area at the bottom of the garden, which is currently under-used, and the client needs help for a design to restructure the layout and make the most of all this space.

The Solution

The lawn will be reduced, but as keen gardeners, they would like to retain several of the large established shrubs. There are also several architectural plants in pots, which can be included in the replanting for the new design. 

A tropical vibe will feature at the back of the house where a small patio will be packed with plants that would look familiar in the rainforest. A decking walkway will run from this patio, through the planting bed and up to the right side of the garden to join a porcelain tiled patio, positioned to catch the sun during the day, continuing that tropics feel, that the keen gardener will love.

This area will also showcase an eye-catching water feature, comprising a freestanding block wall with pebble mosaic tiling and boasting three copper plated steel water blades that pour into a sunken pool below. Finally, a decked walkway will cross the water feature and continue up the garden to the centre of the area. 

Another patio will be partially enclosed by a pergola constructed from gabion mesh pillars, packed with Scottish cobbles onto which will be installed a cedar slatted roof and side panel, to create privacy and a place to chill in the big comfy armchair.

Finally, a large summerhouse with a storage shed will feature to the left. 

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The Plants

Many tropical plants feature in this garden, with planting that would look in place in a rainforest, combined with pergolas, shrubs and a cherry tree.

There will be a mixture of large established shrubs, as well as several architectural plants in pots. 

 

The colour scheme

It should be very colourful with all the plethora of flowers and plants, with shades of red and orange featuring heavily.

The boundaries will be replaced with red cedar slatted privacy fence screens in a continuous unbroken run.

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