Small Contemporary Garden

Project Brief

A garden for Horticulturists to enjoy pottering about in

Notable Features

  • Contemporary Oak Pergola
  • Contemporary Oak Clad Fences
  • Contemporary Oak Screening
  • Porcelain Paving
  • Cedapath
  • Contemporary Rendered Raised Beds
  • Bespoke Joinery Work
  • Sandstone Block Edging
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Small Contemporary Garden

Project Brief

A garden for Horticulturists to enjoy pottering about in

Notable Features

  • Contemporary Oak Pergola
  • Contemporary Oak Clad Fences
  • Contemporary Oak Screening
  • Porcelain Paving
  • Cedapath
  • Contemporary Rendered Raised Beds
  • Bespoke Joinery Work
  • Sandstone Block Edging
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More About this Project

This was a unique design and build project for me. The client had recently moved into a new build property and the garden was in two parts. The smaller part of the garden was viewed from the kitchen and dining room and the other larger part of the garden was not visible from the house at all. I needed to draw them out to venture into the garden that was around the corner.
I set to work creating a couple of different conceptual designs one linear and the other curvy. The clients were delighted with the linear garden offset at 45 degrees, creating beautiful lines that would draw the eye beyond and around the corner.
The garden was not easy to work it due to size and levels being all over the place. Groundworks pulled up a major issue too - There was no soil deeper than 250mm. The entire garden had been sub-based out with Type 1 and Thanet sand by the builders of the estate. Every time it rained the garden would flood due to the poor quality sand used by the builders of the estate. This all had to be removed and a proper free-draining sub-base installed before real work could begin.
Two Porcelain patios were installed, one with a contemporary oak pergola. Oak clad fences and screening were installed. Rendered raised beds and Cedapath completed the look for the hardscaping. The clients were happy to commit to most of the planting, with my team and I installing trees and large shrubs.
A really lovely project with a few delays and two very patient and delightful clients.