Landscape is what happens when culture meets nature. – Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory (1995)
This bungalow on a typical suburban estate was in the process of having an extension and garage conversion, so the clients wanted the whole front garden redesigning, complete with new driveway, garage and planting.
The Garage and new boundary walls were built first, in brick to match the bungalow’s side walls.
A block paved drive with turning area was constructed and raised brick planters, of varying heights, built with trellis backing, to create screening, interest and privacy.
The building work acts as the backbones of the design before the decoration is added.
A secluded courtyard area is made and has a water feature included, helping to create the sense of peaceful tranquillity. Ideal for whiling away sunny afternoon.
The water feature in the raised planter is visible from inside of the property as well as outside in the courtyard. Great for watching birds having a drink or a bath on a hot summers day.
Once all the construction is complete, the decoration begins in the form of planting up the borders and brick planters, sowing the grass and planting the trees, all acting to soften the hard landscaping.
The completed garden looks great straight away and will mature and improve year on year, with little maintenance required.