Our client had completed a major programme of improvements to the house which is situated within an exclusive development. He wanted a new garden designed to delight and impress guests, and to add value to the property.
The original shared driveway was closed off by a new wall, and a new gated driveway created. The driveway is up-lit by low energy lights which welcome the visitor. The front garden has an oval lawn fringed by clipped hedges, and a knot garden of colourful plants. There are several places to sit and enjoy the sunshine at different times of the day.
The rear garden is a very private space, and we have divided it into small scale spaces with level changes. The most important of these is the barbecue terrace, close to the house and intended as a venue for evening entertainment. Terrace doors from the house open onto this space, allowing interior and external space to flow through. The retaining wall has a welcoming curve, and stylish lighting set into the rendered surface. Above is a small lawn and an eye-catching water feature.
A shaded terrace has been created, with a choice of seating locations. The existing tree became the setting for a tree house for the children to play in. The garden has a light modem feel.