This garden is for a young family living on the edge of a busy town in the Cotswolds. A complete re-design of the existing garden was required, updating it to reflect recent changes to the house (oak framed sun room extension). Space for entertaining and a reasonably sized lawn for the kids to play was a key consideration, as was a re-design of the existing pond.
The area immediately outside the house is contemporary in style. Buff coloured Yorkstone paving has been used for the main entertaining area which also includes a circular pond and bronze hemisphere infinity water feature. A low box hedge surrounds the pond and paved areas, in keeping with the contemporary theme.
The planting borders were re-shaped, introducing curves around the lawn area to blend with the more informal rural surrounding landscape. Three areas were created; two seating areas and a main lawn for the children to play.Box balls dotted around the borders, along with clipped Prunus lusitanica half standards provided a link with the more contemporary style closer to the house, while also ensuring all year round interest.
Lighting was introduced, highlighting features such as the multi-stemmed feature trees, the water feature and arbour, thus extending the use of the garden into the evening.