The clients of this garden wanted a garden for entertaining which was low maintenance and specifically asked for no grass. The garden was enclosed by a tall hedge, had an attractive backdrop of mature trees but had several changes in level to address.
A linear design reflects the architecture of the house with the paving designed to be laid in running bond to enhance the contemporary feel of the garden and to echo the decking boards used elsewhere in the garden.
A low retaining wall addresses the first level change and topped in wood this provides additional seating. Timber pathways lead to the summerhouse at the top of the garden.
Planting is designed to reflect the design with clipped Buxus sempervirens and specimen trees planted as a focal point both from the seating areas and when viewed from the house.