A contemporary business garden space for staff to relax
A long, thin terrace running the length of an open-plan office space designed as an area for staff to socialise and relax. It was important to create a cool, contemporary feel which can be enjoyed from both inside and out. In order to reduce maintenance but create an instantly verdant, soothing feel, a combination of artificial and real planting has been used. The external green wall is artificial, a mix including magnolia, bay and buxus, which is complemented by natural planting in eye-catching pots, planters and troughs filled with climbers and multi-stems underplanted with seasonal flowers which provide colour, scent and atmosphere.
The seating has been carefully incorporated into the design with a mix of lightweight chairs and heavier benches, along with an effective lighting scheme, making this an inviting space even after darkness falls which can be enjoyed from both the interior and exterior.
Garden design, Installation, Garden maintenance