The focus of new family garden contained a Bakers summerhouse leading onto a porcelain paved area with a hot tub. To surround the hot tub area, low level rendered planters where constructed, and once planted, helped soften the hard landscaping. Ornamental grasses used in the planting scheme added height and provided a partial screen when viewed from the house.
Horizontal cedar slats were used throughout to visually improve the fence line and to provide screening for the children’s play area which included a climbing frame. A large level play lawn featured porcelain stepping stones, linking and allowing all weather access to the summerhouse and hot-tub area. The garden was complimented with a fully automatic irrigation system and up-lighting of key focal plants.
Link to Bakers Summer House
A new limestone paved area and circular cedar deck where installed to the rear of the house to link an existing patio. A existing overgrown garden stream was cleared and then landscaped with boulders to take advantage of this unusual garden feature. The cedar deck was positioned to over -hang the stream to allow a more direct view point.
Raised vegetable borders where installed to provide a kitchen garden close to the house. A meandering gravel path was installed to link the house with a garden office at the far end , and a new level lawn was laid.
To screen a new housing development to the rear of the property, specimen hornbeam trees were planted. Pleached trees were also planted to the side of the garden to provide a hedge on stilts for increased privacy. New closeboard fencing was installed to the entire perimeter of the property. A new level family lawn was created, and a play area with a trampoline was partially screened by horziontal timber fencing. A cedar deck was constructed to create an additional seating area in the garden away from the house.
Low brick walling was installed with a sandstone pathway to help frame a central level lawn area of the garden. The planting of a row of pleached trees to created higher level screening to beyond.