This garden requires a design scheme to turn it into a free-flowing and inviting space which will be fun and comfortable for the family to play and relax in. By levelling the upper terrace, disguising the boundary line, revitalising the side area with healthy, abundant planting and creating an attractive dining area, Cameron will be bringing the garden into line with the high standard of the interior of this stylish new development.
Our aim is to unify the two levels of the garden which can be done by breaking into parts of the retaining walls and reconfiguring them, building in seating on the lower level to stagger the heights of the walls and create a softer flow to the overall design. Planting interest around the boundary wall will create depth, punctuated by focal features and small seating points. We will level the lawn area for the children to play on and the side area will be transformed into a wonderful dining area with a hard landscaping surface. An overhead pergola over the dining space will add height and frame the seating area while espalier planting or mature hedging will create a boundary and enhance privacy.
A large evergreen backdrop against a colourful perennial plant palette will appear soft and lush, using contrasting textures, forms and foliage colour. This planting will be balanced by feature trees and shrubs so that it is a stimulating yet peaceful space. We will advise on furniture, fabrics and soft furnishing to complete the garden scheme. Lighting will be upgraded to a contemporary system designed to highlight interesting focal points to accentuate atmosphere and add depth.
We will introduce further elements of screening around the gates and front garden for improved privacy from the road. The front of the house will be dressed with a planting palette designed to thrive there, training large wisterias over the entrance. These will be combined with evergreen climbers for year-round interest. Decorative pots and ornamental trees will provide height to sit in proportion with the facade of the home.