Every once in a while we like to get outside for some fresh air, and make a garden.
soft grasses, hard landscaping and plenty of structure:
this project started off looking like this, so we had a pretty blank canvas. Having worked extensively on the interior, we wanted the design of the garden to link through to the design inside, including the colour palette, and keeping it strikingly modern.
we mapped out beds with different colour gravel borders and paths
and built a wall to conceal the shed from the house, and add a striking backdrop to the planting:
there is a seating area with an outdoor sofa:
a contemporary version of a pergola adds height and privacy without blocking out light.
a herb bed near the kitchen......
the planting includes aquilegia, foxgloves, many species of grasses, penstemmons, aliums, agapanthus, acanthus, irises, salvia, mathiesella, hostas and verbena, many rare varieties, all grown and sourced from the magnificent bob Brown at
The owner is now a keen and skilful gardener, who says she loves her plants - each and every one. which is a real pleasure to know.