Sweeping Journey

This 30 meter long narrow garden had been used for many games of football and rugby but now the children had grown the clients wanted a real garden to enjoy.

The brief was to create a design that made the most of the length of the garden while splitting the garden to add visual interest.

New flowerbeds were added to separate the existing patio from the lawn and were lushly planted to provide interest from the house as well as providing scent to the patio.

A sinuous path  led through these beds from the existing patio through a pergola planted with fragrant roses to end at a feature circular seat.  The path provides a lengthened journey through the garden while also segmenting the overall space.  The pergola was deliberately designed to be quite open which allowed views down the length of the whole garden.

In fact it was a picture of a similar seat from a garden we built more than 10 years ago (see here) that was the reason the client called us.

The previous seat was in a modern style garden and was rendered and painted white.  To fit with the more traditional feel of this garden the new seat was built using brick and pavers to tie in with the rest of the garden

A separate stepping stone path that also leads from the side of the pergola to the seat.  The end of the garden with the seat is partially shaded by mature trees and was planted in a woodland style.

The other beds along the path were planted to provide a lot of flowers as well as interest in all of the seasons.

To see more of the garden click the pictures or watch the design video below