To design a fresh garden for a property built within mature trees that has a steeply slope garden. The Clients are busy professionals that like to entertain. The style of the garden should be contemporary but in keeping with its rural surroundings. It should take advantage of the larger plot once the area has been cleared.
Steeply sloping away from the house, heavily overgrown with wild rhododendrons. Soil extremely impoverished. The area was larger than it initially appeared to be.
The design takes advantage of some of the ground that previously was hidden by the rhododendrons making the garden look a lot larger than before. The new terraces and steps to a new shed were constructed from smoothed ‘brushed’ natural sandstone. The steps to the raised dining area are machined to create a bull nose edge. The soft natural style planting is designed to create all year round interest and colour. It also includes a variety of plants that produce wonderful scent throughout the year. At the centre of the flower beds is a stone sphere fountain that is lit to create a stunning visual feature even after dark.