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Whilst this was not the biggest garden in the world, just two days work has revitalised what was a rather tired space. The old lawn was completely full of weeds and moss, as well as having a track worn around the outside as a result of the client tending her flowerbeds.
The clients selected sawn edged, polished sandstone, as these characteristics would best provide a contemporary link to their kitchen extension and was duly laid at either end of the garden in two sizes.
This was a fairly straightforward project in North East London, which involved removing the old surface and laying a new one. The old paving had just been laid on a base of sand which in turn had been laid on a brick and rubble hardcore layer filled inside a retaining wall on this built up terrace.
The design brief for this garden was to provide a modern contemporary space that would complement and extend the recently renovated interior, but also to provide a taste of Sao Paulo and south east Brazil for this Anglo-Brazilian couple’s new home.
Whilst size is not important, small gardens do bring their own particular challenges for the garden designer, which must be addressed and overcome in order to maximise the potential for your personal enjoyment.
When it comes to designing a garden, the sky really is the limit. There are many different styles of gardens with differing structural elements and planting themes, so with a little research you will easily find inspiration to suit your personal taste. Here are some helpful hints for helping you to create your ideal garden design. The first step is …
Contemporary garden design is a style that a lot of people choose when they are creating their garden. There are many different things that can help you better understand this type of design and create a great outdoor space, but first you have to know the basic rules of contemporary style so that you understand exactly what you are trying …
A well landscaped garden requires an exceptional amount of planning. A good landscape gardener knows this, and knows how to do it appropriately. They realize that it takes a great deal of time and effort to ensure that the actual planting process goes smoothly. For example, not taking into account how long certain areas are in the shade or the …
Garden design in the city can be quite different from garden designs in the suburbs or the country. With smaller spaces and more modern appeal, it can take quite a lot of planning and creativity to get everything just right. Often a garden must double as an outdoor room. This can come in very handy in tight spaces, providing extra space …
There does not have to be tons of space available to have a beautiful Inner City garden design. Often small spaces can yield a beautiful outdoor space that offers hours of enjoyment each day. The key is to plan and design the garden very carefully to make the most use of the area. In the inner city it is not …