RESIDENTIAL SUBURBAN GARDEN
The concept for this garden design is based on the architectural era of this 1930s property, with elements of art deco throughout. To this, I have brought strong structural design thinking, bold use of colours and shapes and have focused on developing a contemporary outdoor living space which closely matches the client's brief.
Structurally, this design brings the garden to pavement level, to allow off-street parking. A series of tiered flower beds feature along with shallow steps leading to the front door. This has created the space to develop visual interest through both the change of level and the introduction of the rusty-hued Corten steel materials for the deeply edged planting beds.
Spanning the rear garden features a steel pergola, which frames the generous in-built seating area. The barbecue 'Nook to Cook' area boasts an in-built gas barbecue mounted on a floating granite shelf, cantilevered into the wall behind which allows lush grasses and ferns to grow underneath.
The client's love of tropical foliage has inspired the lush architectural planting throughout the garden.
The back garden is a contemporary design in keeping with the client's love of Victoriana, Gatsby and all things theatrical.
A key element of the brief was to include a garden room for entertaining in the garden throughout the year.
BACK GARDEN MASTERPLAN
The garden has been divided into separate areas along its length to provide different places to pause and entertain at levels within the garden.
Planting close to the property provides planting interest from within and encourages the client to venture into the rest of the garden.
INSPIRATION FROM JARDIN MAJORELLE
The client's love of the structural planting, architecture and colour palette at Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh was a key inspiration for the design.
Plants were chosen throughout the scheme for their seasonal interests, architectural structure and suitability for the environmental conditions in both the front and back gardens.